7 Songs, 22 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her 2018 smash “Body Count,” Jessie Reyez hit out at sexual double standards, proclaiming, “I dodge d**k on the daily.” This collection of previously released singles turns that initial shock into inspired awe. The Colombian-Canadian singer nimbly moves between R&B, hip-hop, even Spanish-language pop with a huge voice that echoes those of Amy and Gwen. Attitude and self-belief reign supreme on the EP's lone new track “Saint Nobody,” “Apple Juice,” and the multi-suite “Dear Yessie.” She examines modern love among immigrants (“Imported”) and slays a heartbreaking acoustic ballad (“Sola”) in Spanish. Kehlani and Normani join the “Body Count” remix. Being Human in Public shows Jessie Reyez to be an ambassador that pop music's long needed: a fiercely outspoken and incisive feminist of colour confronting expectations and bodying tracks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On her 2018 smash “Body Count,” Jessie Reyez hit out at sexual double standards, proclaiming, “I dodge d**k on the daily.” This collection of previously released singles turns that initial shock into inspired awe. The Colombian-Canadian singer nimbly moves between R&B, hip-hop, even Spanish-language pop with a huge voice that echoes those of Amy and Gwen. Attitude and self-belief reign supreme on the EP's lone new track “Saint Nobody,” “Apple Juice,” and the multi-suite “Dear Yessie.” She examines modern love among immigrants (“Imported”) and slays a heartbreaking acoustic ballad (“Sola”) in Spanish. Kehlani and Normani join the “Body Count” remix. Being Human in Public shows Jessie Reyez to be an ambassador that pop music's long needed: a fiercely outspoken and incisive feminist of colour confronting expectations and bodying tracks.

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