YES, it is finally here, an album I have been waiting on for so long, Jorja Smith has released ‘Lost & Found’, and of course I had to chat to you guys about it. Now I am going to put this album down to the fact I managed to finish my dissertation on time, after listening to “Blue Lights” on repeat for almost two hours straight (Yes, 2 hours), that’s how focussed I was, and one of the reasons I had to be excited for the rest of ‘Lost & Found’, and even more fitting, today is her 21st birthday.
For those of you that for some reason don’t know who Jorja Smith is, she is an incredible singer songwriter specialising in R&B, and has had collaborations with many huge artists including Drake and Stormzy. It all started back in 2016 when she released “Blue Lights” on SoundCloud at the age of 18, and since then, has been praised by so many on the lead up to this album release.
‘Lost & Found’ features 12 tracks, and really brings the emotion on the release, showing off her more than impressive vocals and referencing travels between her hometown Walsall and London, influenced by artists such as Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys. For me, Jorja Smith has one of the best voices in hip hop right now, and has a massive future.
The album opens with the title track “Lost & Found”, which is an incredibly powerful start to the album, setting the tone perfectly for other tracks to come, talking about love, dreams and reality. Some of the most famous singles on the album include “Teenage Fantasy”, “Blue Lights” and “Where Did I Go?”, which Canadian rapper Drake named as one of his favourite singles in an interview with him for ‘Entertainment Weekly’. I could honestly listen to Jorja Smith all day, her voice is so angelic, and the lyrics seem so relatable, and even shows off her impressive rapping skills on “Lifeboats (Freestyle)”. I hope this doesn’t become the peak of Jorja Smith, and she can continue to reach further heights, because as good as “Lost & Found” is, she has such a promising future, and I believe this is just the start of what could become one of the most memorable singers in R&B.
I’d love to talk about Jorja Smith and her album all day to you guys, but I know you don’t want to read a 10 page essay, and I am gutted to have missed out on tickets to Rock City on her U.K tour, but I am sure I will see her live in the future.
Please feel free to let me know what you think of ‘Lost & Found’, and if you managed to get tickets to see her live! (Go on, make me jealous).
Favourite songs on the album: “Blue Lights” & “Goodbyes”
You can listen to ‘Lost & Found’ directly from my page or by using the links below to Spotify and iTunes! There will be another blog midweek before Throwback Thursday so keep your eyes peeled for that!