Youth. Soul. Garage. The tune you've been waiting for all summer greets you in the fall.
Jorja Smith, the 20-year-old British singer from Walsall, has released her new single: On My Mind. It's an affectionate tribute to UK garage vibes: the kind of track you'll beg to turn up at a friend's house party.
In collaboration with Preditah, the UK’s darling of garage-dance music, Jorja gets into a major beat with a signature, vocal blend recalling Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse. It's an old soul kind of voice: she sounds like she's been singing longer than she's been alive.
Gaining recognition as a Drake-recommended songstress, Jorja engraves a spot in your brain. With the accompanying lo-fi music video marrying her current sound to her jazz roots, she's sure to steal the hearts of taste making youngsters. It's fresh, it's classic. Look out for her.