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JORJA SMITH: THE LOST & FOUND TOUR
LiveNation and Songbyrd Present
@ Fillmore Silver Spring


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

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LiveNation and Songbyrd Present @ Fillmore Silver Spring

Tuesday December 11, 2018

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Jorja Smith introduced herself to the world last year with “Blue Lights,” a contemplative slice of boom-bap soul dealing with the strained dynamics between Black men and the police. “Imperfect Circle,” from her 2016 debut EP, Project 11, is another politically-charged record about the seemingly endless prejudice that fuels racism. Though Black artists who take on social injustice in song are often tasked with the burden of providing solutions to such intractable problems, the way Smith grapples with their continuity instead feels courageous in itself.

Her voice, soothing and substantial, is filled with an aching that suggests she was born to counsel the world’s suffering. She’s tried on a variety of styles thus far, from boho R&B to fizzy pop to EDM, her vocals acting as strong connective tissue. So strong that when she tells me, “My voice makes the genre because I sound like me on all my songs—I’ve made my own genre: Jorja Smith,” the remark doesn’t seem especially cocky as much as a point of fact.

Lost & Found arrived in June. She appeared on Drake’s 2017 LP More Life with the tracks “Jorja Interlude” and “Get It Together” with Black Coffee. Earlier this year, she shared a track with Stormzy called “Let Me Down.”