Although she teased of a comeback, the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill never quite resurfaced, continuing to leave us thirsty for a follow-up to her classic 1998 debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. From then until now, we’ve seen artists reminiscent of her, like Tink, showing that even in her absence, her influence is alive and well.
Enter 18 year-old singer/songwriter (and Starbucks barista) Jorja Smith.
Hailing from South London, Jorja Smith is not only the closest thing we have seen to Ms. Hill, yet, but she is also well on her way to paving her own lane, and it starts with her debut record, “Blue Lights”.
What started as a simple freestyle during a break at work, turned into a gripping single centered around “the notion of not feeling guilty for other people’s issue; not to take on an emotion that you don’t need to feel”.
Take a listen to “Blue Lights”, the second you’re done reading this. Seriously. It’s one of the best things you’ll do all day.
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