If you have not yet heard of Jorja Smith you need to get your head out of the sand! This soulful songstress is making waves in the UK. You can hear her soothing voice on Carry Me Home which is taken from her new EP Project 11. Carry Me Home is a soulful jazz song about waiting for her saviour to help her. Her easy to listen to riffs feature throughout the track along-side the silky smooth voice of the one and only Maverick Sabre. Their voices work magically together, paired with the lazy feel of the song this is the perfect song to take you away for a moment.
Jorja hails from the Midlands in Walsall (near my home town #proud), what a soulful vocal talent. Taking inspiration from the late Amy Winehouse which you can definitely hear in Something in The Way. She also has that effortless ability to sing you into another world like Corinne-Bailey Rae where you get lost in her soothing melodies. She says her influences range from Dizzee Rascal to 17th century composer Henry Purcell which can be heard on her track Blue Lights and A Prince. Her velvety tones make you want to sit back in your comfy chair with a drink (please drink responsibly, of course) and appreciate.
At just 18 years old, Jorja is making big waves in the music world, fast gaining respect from all over the Internet. She debuted last year (2016) with “Blue Lights” sampling Dizzee Rascal’s “Sirens” which is always welcomed and special. She is also named on the long list of BBC Music Sound of 2017. They see big things for her and I can only agree.
I can see a massive 2017 for her, I am sure she will be topping the charts in no time. There are some amazing things coming out of the UK right WOW! I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come. Can’t wait!!
Photo Credit: Coppa Club
Coppa Club by Tower Bridge has 8 beautiful pop-up Igloos outside their restaurant along the Thames which are super cosy on a cold Winter night.
London is always an exciting city, I am not just being biased because its home but I really think you are spoilt for choice. Not only is there so much to do, but then you have exclusive pop-ups that appear for a short time.
A friend mentioned the Igloo’s but said they are fully booked and sure enough if you go to the website they state that they are no longer taking bookings. They do however save a few walk-in slots and our party of 7 got lucky as a group cancelled so we got an igloo all to ourselves.
The igloo’s are really cosy inside with sheepskin blankets and warm lighting. You get gorgeous river-side views of the shard you are sheltered from the wind and get heaters inside to make it extra cosy. Their is also a speaker so you can listen to music while sipping on a cocktail.
I had a great time, I know they are closing soon but I can’t seem to find dates anywhere for how long they are there till. If you are in the area, they are definitely worth checking out. You get a 2 hour limit although they are so comfy you won’t wanna leave!
This being one of the two singles Eds released last week, it’s definitely the more up beat one. This track is takes you through meeting a girl at a bar and spending time with her on a more personal note. A modern day love song “your love is handmade for somebody like me” This one will make you move.
I’ve had this one repeat for a day and more, you can’t stand still to it. It has a simple but catchy melody giving a calypso & dance-hall feel to it, I can visualise everyone dancing and winding to it in a club.
Great to see Ed back doing what he does best, being highly respected throughout the music industry, From his humble beginnings of busking on the streets to filling areas across the globe. One the UK’s best exports. This one is going to be a smash for sure!