Further to unveiling her highly-anticipated 8-track EP Be Right Back earlier this year, Jorja Smith has today returned with a stunning new single in the form of “All Of This”.
Produced by Grammy-nominated producer & DJ Guilty Beatz, the track is Amapiano inspired – a genre for which Guilty is often known for including within his productions. A style of house music that emerged from South Africa in 2012, Amapiano is born out of a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads and wide and percussive bass lines. Jorja’s vocal is sombre throughout, which in turn juxtaposes the hypnotic mood of the production and with every listen, the sound continues to evolve; uplifting the listener each time.
“I met [Guilty] when I went over to Port Antonio in Jamaica for a writing camp in 2019. He’s so wonderful to work with and when we initially started the song, it was more a fall to the floor type beat. He’s shared Amapiano playlists with me before and then during the first lockdown in 2020, he sent me a version of the song like it is now. We then finished writing the song remotely, exchanging messages over WhatsApp with his girlfriend Abby who is also a writer.” – Smith says of the making of the record. “It’s all about someone who doesn’t deserve you and thinking wow, you really had all of my once, ew.”
Be Right Back – the EP Jorja released earlier this year – was the first body of work from her since her 2019 critically-acclaimed, Mercury Prize nominated debut album, Lost & Found, for which she won her second BRIT Award for British Female Solo Artist and earned herself a nomination for Best New Artist at the GRAMMY Awards.
Over the past three years, Smith has been celebrated unanimously across the world for her evocative song-writing, powerful delivery, pure emotion and unbridled talent as a young woman navigating her way through the world. Smith has graced multiple magazine covers, performed at awards ceremonies and on late night TV, and sold out shows across the globe, now surpassing over one billion global streams. Her 2019 hit single ‘Be Honest’ featuring Burna Boy has become her biggest song to date at almost 250M streams worldwide. Smith continues to hone her craft and “All Of This” serves as a much-anticipated prelude for the release of her second album, expected next year.
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