Way before Drake’s “More Life” was released and everyone discovered the gorgeous vocal range of Jorja Smith, she released her debut single, ‘Blue Lights’ in 2016.
This week, she went back to where it all started and released the official visuals for the aforementioned single, shot by Olivia Rose, in Jorja‘s home town of Walsall.
The 20-year-old doesn’t make an appearance in the clip but the visuals are striking nonetheless.
“I wanted to capture men/boys of Walsall and Birmingham from all different walks of life doing everyday activities to show that the stereotypes we are bombarded with are misleading and, ultimately, harmful. I chose Walsall as the setting for the video as that is where I am from and where I drew my inspiration from when writing the song,” explains Jorja.
“What’s really beautiful is that a lot of the cast and places are authentically related back to Jorja—her dad, the boys who inspired the song, the park where she hung out as a teenager, the owner of the restaurant where she had her first gig,” says photographer and director Olivia Rose.
Check out the official video above and check out her recent performance of the single on Berlin-based music platform COLORS below:
Jorja‘s debut album “Lost & Found” is due for release on June 8th, 2018. Pre-order it here.