Written by Jack Andrew Cribb
Walsall born Jorja Smith, has just dropped a new track Something In The Way, a gorgeously crafted piece about unrequited love.
Something In The Way is the first single from her upcoming debut EP, Project 11, and offers a more stripped-back, raw example of Smith’s repertoire, whose previous singles Where Did I Go? and A Prince have a much more fiery, R & B aesthetic. Something In The Way is more mature, richer in both tone and depth, beginning with a viciously smooth hymnal that develops crescendo-like into a simple melody crooned over by Smith’s voice and bolstered by a bluesy guitar.
Smith sings ‘Well there was something in the way/ Why am I crying for you, babe?/ I can’t stand the rain/ Time to move on anyway’, lamenting on the loss of love, yet showing a ray of hope for the future. All this emotion culminates in a clean, soulful, and somewhat frenetic guitar solo.
Project 11, due to be released on November 18th, and will be followed by Smith’s first headline tour, including gigs in London, Birmingham, and Manchester. After hearing Something In The Way, we cannot wait to hear more from her.
Listen to the beautiful Something In The Way here:
Credit: Music Therapy