Posts Tagged ‘Jorja Smith’

January 13, 2018

We’re celebrating Sigrid’s BBC Sound of 2018 accomplishment today, but let’s not forget about Jorja Smith, one of our favorite BBC Sound of 2017 contenders, who blew us away the moment she made her debut with Blue Lights well over a year ago. As expected, she’s went on to garner a ginormous amount of critical acclaim and fan devotion, and today, she’s revealed a stunning new tune featuring UK grime king Stormzy. Let Me Down is a beautifully devastating R&B soul ballad. Jorja’s exceptional voice flies resolutely over heartfelt keys, while Stormzy adds raw grit to the sensational track. Let Me Down is a heart stopping anthem. Hopefully, Jorja Smith will follow up the song with news of a debut album soon. Stream/purchase Let Me Down, here.

May 24, 2016
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18 year old British newcomer Jorja Smith blew my mind with urban pop debut Blue Lights, reminding me of Sia, Rihanna, and Lauryn Hill on the head turning tune. I, and I’m sure many of you too, have been eagerly awaiting a second song from the chanteuse since. Finally, Jorja is back, and she’s ever compelling and charismatic on new song Where Did I Go, a cool gliding soul and R&B pop ballad with crisp entrancing hip hop beats. This time around, she even reminds me of Amy Winehouse and Lianne Le Havas with her more delicate and intimate chic song. Ladies and gents, I believe we have a new R&B soul princess in the making. Where Did I Go is available now from iTunes. Stream stunning Blue Lights below if you’re hungry for a re-visit, as I am. 

January 21, 2016
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Jorja Smith might in fact be a favorite new artist after the 18 year old British newcomer lured me in with debut song Blue Lights. The pop song combines the hooking beats of hip hop with the sultry sass of R&B, all drenched in plenty of earthy soulfulness. Blue Lights is fresh and captivating, a gorgeously soulful song that reminds me of Sia and Rihanna with some Lauryn Hill. I can’t wait to hear more Jorja Smith.