JORJA SMITH RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM LOST & FOUND
FEATURING SINGLES "BLUE LIGHTS", "WHERE DID I GO?" AND "TEENAGE FANTASY"
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Further to her stand out performance on BBC Radio 1's live lounge yesterday, today Jorja Smith releases her hugely anticipated debut album Lost & Found. Previous singles "Blue Lights", "Teenage Fantasy" and "Where Did I Go?" are included on the project, as well as 7 previously unheard tracks.
Lost & Found is the rich fruit of Jorja's past two years of work and an artistic statement. On her debut offering, Smith's playfully infectious pop spirit intertwines with her youthful charisma, idiosyncratic storytelling, and informed opinions - attributes that have set her apart from her peers and seen her become one of the UK's most-loved female-breakthrough stars of recent years. A sonic masterclass, Lost & Found spans a number of personal, and relatable topics that only Jorja Smith could unite so compellingly. Written across the ages of 17-20, Lost & Found is a masterpiece of observation and experience, with an underlying innocence of a young artist finding her way in life.
With a BRIT Award win, millions of streams and 10 magazine front covers under her belt - all achieved in just two years - Jorja Smith's rise to stardom has been nothing short of meteoric.
Bursting onto the scene in 2016 with her critically acclaimed debut single "Blue Lights" Jorja was subsequently tipped for success by a plethora of publications including The Times, The Fader, i-D Magazine, Pitchfork, The Guardian, and many more. In 2017, Jorja, went on to support mega-star Bruno Mars on the US-leg of his world tour, collaborated with global lyricist Drake ('More Life') and also co-wrote 'I Am' - her solo single on the #1 Black Panther soundtrack - with the man himself, Kendrick Lamar. Kicking-off 2018 as BRITs Critics' Choice winner, she followed with her sensational single "Let Me Down"; a stunning, frank, and honest track which featured an emotion-filled rap from British MC Stormzy. Shortly after, Jorja embarked on her third sold-out 8-date UK tour which concluded with two Shepherds Bush Empire dates, all reviewed to critical acclaim.
In addition, after an incredible sold out US Spring tour, including a phenomenal debut performance at Coachella and a late night TV debut performing "Blue Lights" on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jorja will be embarking on her fourth UK tour this coming October, playing headline shows across Norwich, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, concluding with two dates at London's o2 Brixton Academy - her biggest tour to date.
OCTOBER 2018 TOUR DATES
Source Republic Records
June 8, 2018 9:13am ET by Pressparty