Since her phenomenal debut single "Blue Lights" in January, British singer Jorja Smith has commanded our attention—becoming one of our favorite new artists of 2016 and landing a spot on our 20 artists under 20 you should know list.
Now, preparing to release her new EP, Project 11, Smith stopped by BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac to share "Something in the Way," the first song from the project (and first of four that will be coming out this week). After an ethereal opening of layered vocals eases us into the song, Smith slides over bluesy guitars to deliver self-assured but painful lyrics about moving on after a failed romance.
"I wrote it with the other songs about a year and a half ago," Smith told Annie Mac. "I sang classical at school so I always like putting elements—like Prince always has classical elements—so, with this song, you don't really know what to expect with all these operatic sounds. And then it goes into a bit of attitude," she laughs. "I'm giving a bit of attitude on this song."
Listen to "Something in the Way" below and look out for the rest of the EP next week.