Jorja Smith – Be Right Back - 2021 Modern Soul - Red Vinyl - Sealed 8 Trk 12 EP LP

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Jorja Smith – Be Right Back
FAMM  – JS2021EP001LP
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Red
Made in EU.
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Barcode (Printed): 1 96006 38449 4
Barcode (Scanned): 196006384494
Label Code: LC 23398
Aug 27, 2021
Funk / Soul
Contemporary R&B
A1 Addicted 3:24
A2 Gone 3:15
A3 Bussdown
Featuring – Shaybo
A4 Time 1:54
B1 Home 2:46
B2 Burn 3:34
B3 Digging 3:04
B4 Weekend 4:17
"Be Right Back maintains the ethos, contrasting the glossy, hip-hop-inflected production of her peers with a focus on mellower, guitar- and piano-driven instrumentation. “Addicted” is a particularly heart-rending missive from a fractured relationship, sung over rolling percussion and a faint, reverb-washed guitar. “The hardest thing/You are not addicted to me,” she confesses, stretching out the word “addicted” in a wounded search for reciprocity. Over rhythmic bass and guitar by co-producer Jeff Gitelman on “Burn,” Smith adopts a gently rolling delivery that feels on the verge of tears: “You burn like you never burn out/Try so hard you can still fall down/You keep it all in but you don’t let it out.” It’s one of her most confessional moments to date, a delicate yet plainspoken depiction of trying to keep it together while falling apart.
The mood shifts slightly on the propulsive, reggae-tinged “Bussdown,” but Smith sustains her languid style. She recruits the cool-headed South London rapper Shaybo to describe a self-made woman who can’t find happiness, even when surrounded by the spoils of success. The song eventually pivots to a sharper first-person point of view: “They call me Miss Naive, I’m still naive/I put trust in all the ones that got me,” Smith reels off in a curling flow, an admission of both vulnerability and strength that she then wrinkles with a sneer: “They never really had me.”
Be Right Back’s most appealing quality remains Smith’s voice, which stretches at will as she taps into various emotional states. She sings with insistence against echoing shouts on the moody “Digging” and flies up to a heady falsetto on “Weekend,” where her background vocals dovetail in operatic melodies. Be Right Back can at times feel like a minor expansion on Lost & Found’s melancholy moments, but Smith’s emotional acuity and resolute confidence prove that she’s still just getting started." Pitchfork) 
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Condition New
Format LP, EP
Color Black