Jorja Smith is one of the most exciting young singers to emerge from the UK since Amy Winehouse. The 20-year-old vocalist now has her sights set on June for the release of her much-anticipated debut album. After previously alluding to a summer release for the project, Smith has announced that the album will be released on June 8 and it is titled, ‘Lost & Found.’
Currently still an independent artist, Jorja has some major all-star fans including Bruno Mars, who let her open a run of dates on his “24K Magic World Tour” last year, Drake who featured Jorja on his More Life project, and Kendrick Lamar who recently featured her on the official Black Panther soundtrack.
Featuring songs mostly written between the ages of 16-18, ‘Lost & Found‘ is said to be a youthful exploration of love and anger, but also an album about self-discovery. “I’ve never rushed anything in my life,” Jorja says. “I like 2018, because what does 2 plus 0 plus 1 plus 8 equal? Eleven. Which is my favorite number in the world. So, I think it’s meant to be.”
The 12-track album opens with the title track and includes previously released singles “Blue Lights,” “Teenage Fantasy,” and “Where Did I Go,” and closes with the personally touching ballad “Don’t Watch Me Cry.” Her early 2018 single “Let Me Down” featuring Stormzy, appears to be absent from the tracklist.
Earlier this week, Jorja Smith made her U.S. television debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where she performed “Blue Lights.” She is set to play Coachella again this weekend before kicking off a North American tour on April 23.
Fans can already pre-order the album on her website and choose from a variety of merchandise options, including vinyl, t-shirts and a signed poster.
JORJA SMITH ‘LOST & FOUND’ TRACKLIST:
01. Lost & Found
02. Teenage Fantasy
03. Where Did I Go?
04. February 3rd
05. On Your Own
06. The One
07. Wandering Romance
08. Blue Lights
09. Lifeboats (Freestyle)
12. Don’t Watch Me Cry