Jorja Smith’s very stellar and critically-acclaimed debut album, Lost & Found, dropped a little over a year ago and the very beautifully gorgeous and talented breakout U.K. singer and songwriter returns to the project. As she recently released through Vevo a very beautifully emotional new Rashid Babiker-directed video for one of the most standout and emotional records on the album, as well as one of my personal favorites with the very acoustic piano-laden Ed Thomas-produced, Goodbyes. A simple, yet emotionally vulnerable record she so beautifully sings with her delicate angelic vocals about the goodbyes one gives to someone they lost and feel sorry that they didn’t spend more time with. A very somber record that could quite possibly move you to tears, Smith wrote the song when she was only 16. Having the following to say about the video and record, “Goodbyes is a song for anyone who has not been able to say their last words; to say goodbye to someone. Rashid and I filmed the video at home. I just sang as I wanted to create a homely feel. Then me and my friends set off fire lanterns for the people we miss.”
It’s a simple, yet very beautifully emotional visual that really helps bring all the vulnerable emotions of the just as beautifully emotional record truly to life in a way you can feel when you both watch the video and listen to the record. Which shows how great an artist Smith, who just came off a co-headlining tour with fellow rising singer and songwriter, Kali Uchis, is already at and still growing even more into at such a still young age.