Beats | Jorja Smith

Every Friday, our Music Ed Vicky James rounds up the hottest artists, releases and music news of the week.  

Imagine you're just working your normal day job at Starbucks and then literally overnight, you get over 100k streams on Soundcloud and Stormzy and Skrillex are tweeting about you. That's what happened to Jorja Smith when she dropped her debut single Blue Lights last week.

Since then, the industry has been all over this 18 year old from Walsall, likening her to the somewhat incomparable Lauryn Hill in the Miseducation days. Sampling Dizzee's Siren, the track shows off Jorja's soulful vocals, wrapped around a socio-politic commentary about crime and the school system (much like Ms Hill). 

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