Jessie Reyez is going to be a star. The singer and songwriter from Toronto killed it at our SXSW No Ceilings show, and in April she released her debut EP, Kiddo.

One of the most powerful songs on the EP is "Gatekeeper," in which Jessie tells a true story about sexism and manipulation in the music industry. She released a music video, and an extended short film which shares what happened in painful detail. While Jessie was in New York, she broke down why it's so important to be vocal about problems like this and explained the message behind the Kiddo cover, too.

Watch the interview with Jessie above, and check out her brilliant "Shutter Island" live performance from Austin, TX, below.