Jorja Smith bridges the gap between classic & contemporary on “Lost & Found”
Hailed as one of the most exciting British talents, Jorja Smith finally drops her highly anticipated debut LP, “Lost & Found“. Many listeners hopped on board when the singer featured on Drake‘s “More Life” playlist, which Smith acknowledges in a recent Beats 1 interview w/ Julie Adenuga (see below). However, her breakthrough single “Blue Lights” was the gateway track for much of her English fanbase.
This set off her momentum, blowing up single’s “Where Did I Go?” and “Teenage Fantasy“, with non-album single’s performing equally well to boot. “A Prince” featuring Maverick Sabre, “On My Mind” with Preditah (the producer’s song) and “Beautiful Little Fools” may be favourites for many, all of which not present on “Lost & Found“.
Jorja Smith x Julie Adenuga – At Home Full Interview for Beats 1 / Apple Music
All of this hard work, a Kendrick Lamar/Black Panther collab and a series of tours, has contributed to buzz around the album’s release. Deciding to have no features, the singer jokingly that she would have nothing to do for her second LP. Leaning more towards a classical side of R&B, the 20-year-old clearly has a strong influence from her idol, Amy Winehouse. This presence is heavy in her songwriting and approach throughout, with obvious nuances which stamps her differences and individuality.
It’ll be interesting to see how well this heavily classical album performs in a dominant, party hip-hop era. Give us your verdict in the comment section below and stream/download the tape via all major services here. Also, be sure to visit the link highlighted underneath for more new music.
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