Jorja Smith – Something In The Way

Here’s a little simply sublime slice of neo soul to warm you up as winter looms and the nights draw in.

A haunting choral introduction may appear a touch misleading of the song that develops but in fact becomes a strong motif throughout the song. A kick off of a slow drum groove, shuffled along by the ever present shakers. The partnering of a sparse yet ebullient bassline, sitting over the top of glowing guitar chords with its occasional flourishes (the solo is definitely two thumbs fresh). You’re into the track now. All of this however is simply groundwork to an accomplished, heartfelt and at times sassy vocal performance from Jorja.

Taken from the Project 11 release, which showcases the versatility of Jorja’s vocals on a mixture of mellower (‘So Lonely’ and ‘Carry Me Home’) and more uptempo (‘Imperfect Circle’) tracks. Safe to say this project has definitely been a success in our ears.