Jorja Smith continues to impress with the uptempo and dancehall-inspired “Come Over” which is out now and is followed by an animated music video dropping tomorrow.
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Her name has been on the lips of every lover of R&B and soul since the release of her critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated debut album Lost & Found in 2018 which featured immortal tracks like “Blue Lights” and “Teenage Fantasy”.
Updated October 2nd 10am CET: You can now watch the video:
Following the single “By Any Means” from July, Jorja Smith is back with “Come Over” which features the Jamaican Dancehall-star Popcaan. Smith states that the track is inspired by “that unsure feeling when you’re talking to someone and you can’t tell how much they’re into you and you’re chasing them when – really – it can be straight up and no one should be playing games.”
Jorja’s voice hits right where it should as the dance-friendly beat forces the body to move. The recording of “Come Over” dates back to the simpler times when going on a writing trip to Port Antonio in Jamaica was still a possibility, but the animated accompanying video – out tomorrow – is the result of the changing times where creativity blossoms in a challenged industry. Director Amber Grace Johson says:
“When all production froze due to COVID, Jorja reached out to me. Little did she know it’s a lifelong dream of mine to create an anime inspired piece, being a fan of Ghibli, Satoshi Kon, Aeon Flux, Wicked City and other classics. Best part was that production limits in animation are somewhat non-existent (except of course for how much time you have and resources). But in terms of actions, it felt infinite. I wanted an airborne scene, a hover motorbike, and a fight scene of an undefeated Jorja to kill off a fleet of slimy, artificial club fuckboys on a dystopian sun planet using her hair as her weapon. Naturally my script evolved into ideas only my imagination could dream up. We were lucky to have the opportunity to work with Future Power Station, who brought the vision to life and exceeded expectations.”
If a new track from Jorja Smith isn’t the best gift you’ll receive all day, we frankly don’t know what is. Get prepared to check out the accompanying video when it’s released tomorrow, Friday October 2nd.