At only 19 years old, Jorja Smith has already attracted major attention to herself in the UK. So much so, in fact, that BBC Music has placed her at number 4 on their “BBC Sound of 2017: The Top Five” list. What’s more impressive is that she was able to make this list with only one official project. That project is a 5-track EP she released this passed November titled Project 11.
Although Project 11 was her first EP, Jorja has enjoyed some success due to some powerful singles including “Blue Lights”, a track inspired by the life of crime, which she wrote when she was 17. The music video for “Blue Lights” is chilling and expressive, and, according to Smith, the song’s artwork was done by a friend. She also showcases more of her “DIY” skills with her music video for “Where Did I Go” which was recorded on her aunt’s staircase.
Now, as she continues to spread her wings, she plans on using them to fly over to the United States and make a few new additions to her fan base. Two of the shows will be held in NYC while the other two will be in California. Her first show is a free VEVO event that will be held at Greenpoint Terminal and will include performances from 070 Shake, Kiah Victoria, and AJ Tracey as well.
Overall, Jorja Smith’s passionate vocals, thought-provoking content, and creative pen game are a lethal concoction that make her long-term success that much more inevitable.
Take a listen to Project 11 below. Also, check out her interview with BBC here.
Written by Devin Robinson Jr.