JORJA SMITH ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM
'Lost & Found' To Be Released on June 8th
- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 20 Apr 2018
Currently in the midst of her third US tour - including an outstanding debut appearance at Coachella and her US TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! - breakout star Jorja Smith is delighted to announce details of her highly-anticipated debut album Lost & Found, set for global release on June 8th, distributed globally (outside of France) by The Orchard. Previous singles "Blue Lights," "Teenage Fantasy" and "Where Did I Go?" will all be available as instant grats with the album pre-order.
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 observational yet relatable topics that only Jorja Smith could unite so compellingly. The album, which Jorja has written across the past 3 years, from the age of 17 to 20, includes previously released singles "Blue Lights", "Teenage Fantasy'" and "Where Did I Go?"
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 Fader, i-D Magazine, Pitchfork, NPR, Vogue 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.