Let’s just say ya gal was a tad happy when Jorja Smith returned to the scene with her latest project, ‘Be Right Back’.
The highly-anticipated sophomore project, ‘Be Right Back’ is much more of an interlude of what’s to come from the talented British singer-songwriter.
“I’m not ready to do ‘the album’, when it’s time, I want to tour that album and also, I know there’s another level I can get to musically, creatively and all other aspects,” she told Apple Music.
The eight silky smooth ballads interweave Smith’s life experiences in this everchanging world.
“It’s a little escape and that’s why I gave this project a title.
“I just wanted to dip in and out but I wanted it to be a safe escape for my fans, for right now, because I know they miss me,” she said.
While this new project marks an exciting new venture for Smith and her listeners, the minimalism throughout ensures there’s an air of familiarity.
How did she come up with the project’s title you may be asking?
For Smith, ‘Be Right Back’ was purposefully designed to give her fans something right now.
“This isn’t an album and these songs wouldn’t have made it, if I needed to make these songs, then someone needs to hear them too,” she told Genius.
Let’s take a peek at ya gal’s top three and let’s just say they were all peaking at the top of the tape.
Written in LA, ‘Gone’ offers a more melancholic and delicate side to Smith’s artistry but don’t let this deter you.
Complete with a rather gentle piano and electro-soul production, Smith reflects on the way people seem to just enter and then disappear from our lives.
Smith’s alluring lyrics actually hold a much darker side as they actually detail someone close to her who tragically passed away from a car accident.
But really for Smith this tune is open for her listeners to interpret and relate to.
“There’s something about being able to write about one thing and for it to mean so many different things to others, I love that this song, well any of my songs really, will be interpreted in different ways, depending on the experiences of the people listening.
“This one is just me asking why people have to be taken from us,” Smith told Genius.
‘Bussdown’ featuring Shaybo is just that tune that you will hear on repeat on the radio. Ya gal has nothing further to add to be honest, take a listen below to enjoy all the goodness.
Smith’s first solo single released this year, ‘Addicted’ was a tune that’s actually been in the pressure cooker for over two years.
Smith delves into love, addiction and the struggle with the imbalance of power in a relationship and ultimately wants the full attention of someone who she believes isn’t reciprocating her love.
The accompanying music video draws inspiration from lockdown days, co-directed with London director Savannah Leaf. What’s even more impressive is that the footage was entirely shot through a MacBook webcam.
“The song isn’t all about myself but we’ve all had that feeling of giving someone everything and them not reciprocating it, or even noticing it and letting you continue to keep giving or seeing someone you care about so much just lose themselves,” she said.
Just in time for a rainy weekend in, go blast Jorja’s new album ‘Be Right Back’ HERE.