Jessie Reyez Marks Album Release With Track Ft. Eminem
Canada’s Jessie Reyez is marking the release of highly-anticipated debut album Before Love Came to Kill Us with “Coffin,” a song that features Eminem.
“I don’t know how the f**k i managed to get such a legend on my first album,” the Toronto singer wrote on Instagram. "I been a fan. Thank u for ur influence on me as an artist.”
Eminem, who co-produced the track, spits: “I’m at the end of my wits / Let’s end this / Then begin again tomorrow / Fresh start, let you spoil me / Pledge your loyalty / Treat me like a king / Just to f**k me over royally / Boy, are we water mixed with oil.”
The rap star is the only featured artist on Reyez’s album but it is not the first time the two have collaborated – Reyez lent her voice to his Kamikaze track “Good Guy.”
On Thursday, she called Before Love Came to Kill Us “a labour of love” that “both killed & birthed relationships.”
Earlier this month, Reyez admitted she debated releasing her debut during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m conflicted,” she wrote on Instagram. “The whole premise of building this album was to make something that made people think about their mortality. Now it seems like a theme song to what’s happening irl.
I’ve reached out for advice; the general consensus is ‘drop it.’ I put everything into this, I even pulled it down from the pre order to make changes because I needed to make sure I was passionate and proud of it – not the label, not my managers – me. So I did. If we drop now and the world ends tomorrow, at least my art was authentic.”
Reyez, 28, dropped EPs in 2017 and 2018 and last year released collaborations with artists like Bea Miller and Tory Lanez. The two-time Juno winner and Grammy nominee also co-wrote the 2018 hits “Promises” by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith and “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa.
Listen to "Coffin" ft. Eminem below: (Warning: Contains language and subject matter some may find offensive.)
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