Jorja Smith announces debut album Lost & Found

Jorja Smith announces debut album Lost & Found

Jorja Smith has announced details of her debut album, Lost & Found.

The album will be released via FAMM with distribution from The Orchard on June 8.

The 12-song tracklist features previous singles Blue Lights, Teenage Fantasy and Where Did I Go?, which are available as instant grats for fans who pre-order the album.

Smith, fresh from an appearance at Coachella, plays Somerset House in London on July 13 and will tour the UK in October, beginning at UEA in Norwich on October 4 and concluding at O2 Academy Brixton on 17.

The Walsall singer won the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award in February, and has previously collaborated with Drake and Stormzy, among others, and emerged with Blue Lights in 2016.

Smith, who has a publishing agreement with Sony/ATV, has not signed a record deal yet and, back in February, told Music Week there were “no plans” to do so.

“I just want to write some more music,” she said. “When I was 12, I thought, ‘You can’t make it unless you’re with a label, you have to go to America and sign a deal’. Living in Walsall, that’s how I thought you became a successful singer. Now you can do it by yourself, if you have a good team and the music is good… I don’t know any different, I don’t know what its like to be with a label.

“Labels are there for a reason, they’ve always been here and they always will be, I just don’t know what its like to be with a major label. I just like what I’m doing at the moment, it’s going well, I don’t need to add anybody to my team. I don’t think I need to go to a label at the moment.”

Interviewed alongside Smith, Guy Moot, UK MD and president, worldwide creative at Sony/ATV, told Music Week: “Jorja Smith is not only a quality artist, she’s also capable of being a global star.”

He described Smith as “an exceptional songwriter”.

“The team have executed a great plan, taken their time to build the brand and I think it’s going to be a very exciting year for her,” Moot continued. “It’s been done in such a respectful and cultural way, not just, ‘Let’s blow it up, let’s have some hits’, it really is the building blocks of what a modern artist should be doing to grow their career.”

View the tracklist and cover art for Lost & Found below.

1. Lost & Found
2. Teenage Fantasy
3. Where Did I Go?
4. February 3rd
5. On Your Own?
6. The One
7. Wandering Romance
8. Blue Lights
9. Lifeboats (Freestyle)
10. Goodbyes
11. Tomorrow
12. Don't Watch Me Cry

Subscribers can read Music Week’s full interview with Jorja Smith here.

Revisit our retrospective on the BRITs Critics’ Choice award here.

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