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Jorja Smith’s brings classic R&B vibes back in ‘Lost & Found’

Jorja Smith's "Lost & Found" is one for the R&B fans.

After releasing multiple singles such as “Teenage Fantasy” and “Blue Lights,” Jorja Smith has brought us her full album, Lost & Found.

The 21-year-old singer released her single debut “Blue Lights” back in early 2016, making its debut on Soundcloud in January 2016. The lyric annotation website, Genius, wrote Smith noted “Blue Lights” is about walking around with a guilty conscience, even though one hasn’t done anything wrong.

“I wanna turn those blue lights/
What have you done/ Into strobe lights/
There’s no need to run/ Not blue flashing lights/
If you’ve done nothing wrong/ Maybe fairy lights/
Blue lights should just pass you by”

Like many artists who have gained a place in the hearts of Americans, Smith was born overseas — growing up in the Wasall, West Midlands region of England. Her named gained traction after being featured on Drake’s More Life and by then the established Smith had a feature on Top Dawg Entertainment’s Black Pantherthe soundtrack for the film by the same name.

Jorja Smith is bringing back that 90s R&B vibe, and she has that Sadé-esque sensation in her voice that lightens up the whole album. The songs are mostly slow paced yet filled with tons of emotion in every word. Jorja Smith just released a full band set for NPR Studio including a few songs off of Lost & Found.

Cynthia Munrayos
Cynthia is an incoming junior at the University of Rhode Island, and is a double major in English and Journalism. She currently is a contributing writer for the Entertainment section at URI's Good Five Cent Cigar. She has an eclectic music taste that stretches from hip-hop, R&B and soul/jazz to punk, alternative rock and even a little ambient, electronic music every now and then. Apart from school, she sings on the side and contributes her vocals to the URI-based alt rock-R&B-fusion band, Nakamarra.

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