Jorja Smith has made her return with her new project, Be Right Back.
Growing from the velvety, neo-soul sounds of her debut album, Lost & Found, Smith has developed into a nuanced, explorative artist, refining her sound with lush instrumentals and finessed lyrics. Honing in on her sugary vocals, Smith weaves in and out of dance-worthy hooks and emotive, vulnerable subject matter.
Opening with the catchy, drum-laden “Addicted,” Smith sets the tone of the collection with a sort of new-found allure. From the previously released “Gone” to the jazz-driven sounds of “Burn,” Be Right Back is a cohesive, yet diverse collection of genre-bending tracks.
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“It’s called be right back because it’s just something I want my fans to have right now, this isn’t an album and these songs wouldn’t have made it,” Smith explained upon the project’s announcement. “If I needed to make these songs, then someone needs to hear them too.”
Be Right Back definitely sets the tone for Smith’s future releases, offering up a preview of her ever-evolving persona. If these are just some one-off, non-album tracks, we better buckle in for what’s coming next.