Jessie Reyez recently surprised her fans with the release of the extended BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US+ album last week. The two brand new songs are titled “Sugar at Night” and “No One’s in the Room,” and the latter track came paired with a music video at the time of its release. Jessie just followed up by dropping the visual for “Sugar At Night,” which tells a story of a volatile relationship that takes a dark turn when she wakes up from a fever dream to confront her own dark side.
In the Bizness Boi-produced “Sugar At Night,” Jessie sings verses filled with regret:
“I could say it’s love but it’s just highlights. Sometimes I wish that you’d have never entered my life. My friends would call and say they saw you had a wild night. Was so embarrassed when I had to call you my guy. You stole my good years and my phone calls.”
The Colombian/Canadian artist’s debut album BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US was originally released in March, and the official deluxe version was shared the month after. The 17-track album included features from Eminem, 6lack, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, JID, Rico Nasty, and Melii.
In an interview with Refinery29, Jessie Reyez explained the simple yet intentional approach she takes with her songwriting:
“If I feel it, I say it. If I broke my knee today, I would sing about breaking my knee tomorrow. If I got hit by a car on Tuesday, I would sing about getting hit by a car on Wednesday. I don’t sit there and think, ‘I want to talk about a social issue’ or anything like that. I love women. I’m a woman. I guess I’m a feminist.”
Watch Jessie Reyez’s new video for “Sugar At Night” down below!