Jorja Smith Brings 'Lost & Found' to US shores
21 year-old singer songwriter Jorja Smith has enjoyed a stellar 2018 so far, having received the Brit Critic's Choice Award, collaborated with the likes of Stormzy, Drake and Kali Uchis and released her critically acclaimed debut album Lost & Found. Tying together R&B, soul and trip hop with her distinctive dulcet-toned vocals, the talented songstress examines the injustices, imbalances and tragic beauty of the world around her with intelligent lyrics and emotional performances.
Born and raised in the UK's West Midlands, Smith has a confidence and strength of conviction that belies her young years. Her first ever track Blue Lights was written for a school project on post-colonialism in the UK grime scene, and showcased an inventive style of neo-soul that would soon herald great things. She's just as assured on stage as she is on record, enchanting her audiences with smooth, soulful, jazz-tinged cadences that wrap effortlessly around lilting melodies, calling to mind hints of Billie Holiday, Etta James and Amy Winehouse.