Jorja Smith Performs on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert
- English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert on June 11th, where she performed "On My Mind", "Teenage Fantasy" and "Blue Lights". The rising star celebrates her 21st birthday on Monday (June 11th).
Last week, she released a debut album "Lost & Found", which comprises of 12-track including "Teenage Fantasy" and "Blue Lights".
Original "On My Mind" featured Preditah and released in 2017. Preditah said of the song, "Me and Jorja pretty much have the same musical tastes. The track is uptempo and bubbly which is what I specialize in, and it also has soul and meaning which is what Jorja specializes in."
"Teenage Fantasy" was released in June 2017. The song was written when she was 16 during babysitting. The track’s artwork features her mother.
"Blue Lights" is her debut song, the released in 2016. The song was inspired from Dizzee Rascal’s “Sirens”.
She said of the song, "When I wrote “Blue Lights,” I took a break from doing my media course work. I was looking at post-colonialism in grime music. A video I was watching was Dizzee Rascal’s “Sirens.” I was inspired to write this song. I was listening to some beat in my room, and I found this one, called “Jamie Keys” produced by Joyce. That’s who produced “Blue Lights.” I just started free styling it."
- source : NPR