CMU Approved

Approved: Jorja Smith

By | Published on Monday 15 February 2016

Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith’s debut track ‘Blue Lights’ has been picking up a lot of attention since appearing on SoundCloud last month. NME, Pigeons & Planes, various Radio 1 and 1Xtra presenters, as well as Skrillex have been falling over themselves to heap praise on it. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to do so as well, because she well deserves it.

Sampling Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Sirens’, the track is balanced between light keys and serious lyrics, the musical backing a disarming route to a story woven over four minutes. The quality of this first release puts a weight of expectation on the second, so fingers crossed she can deliver. I suspect this is not a one-off.

Listen to ‘Blue Lights’ here:

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