Jorja Smith just dropped the official music video for her song “Blue Lights”, which was the British singer-songwriter’s debut single. The stunning black and white visuals were shot by photographer Olivia Rose in Smith’s hometown of Walsall and features an all-male cast, some of whom are prominent locals, like Mike Skinner of The Streets.
“I wanted to capture men/boys of Walsall and Birmingham from all different walks of life doing everyday activities to show that the stereotypes we are bombarded with are misleading and, ultimately, harmful. I chose Walsall as the setting for the video as that is where I am from and where I drew my inspiration from when writing the son,” the singer explained in a press release.
Speaking on the making of the video, Olivia Rose describes the “mad turnaround – I ended up in Walsall a few times in one week, scouting locations and cast members. What’s really beautiful is that a lot of the cast and places are authentically related back to Jorja – her dad, the boys who inspired the song, the park where she hung out as a teenager, the owner of the restaurant where she had her first gig.”
Jorja Smith’s debut album Lost & Found is set to drop June 8th and you can preorder it here.
Revisit “On My Mind” below.
In other music news, Desiigner just surprise released a new EP called ‘L.O.D.’ Listen to it right here.