February 2019

Jorja Smith

Young Brit Singer-Songwriter Jorja Smith Stands on the Cusp of Stardom, Having Made Fans and Friends of the Likes of
Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Drake

National Standards: 7-9, 11

Prepare

Have the class read Jorja On My Mind (page 44 of the student edition). The article discusses the up-and-coming artistry of a young Jorja Smith.

Begin

Review vocabulary words from the article below:

  • ASCENDENCE: holding a position of dominant power or influence
  • INNATE: inborn; natural
  • NEO-SOUL: style of music that emerged from soul and contemporary R&B
  • BURGEON: being to grow or increase rapidly; flourish
  • LUSH: very rich
  • PRECOCIOUS: having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual
  • GAMELY: in a brave, spirited way
  • KEENLY: in an eager or enthusiastic manner

2012 Cover of “Too Close”

“Something In The Way” from EP Project 11

“Carry Me Home” from EP Project 11

“Where Did I Go”

“I Am”

“On My Mind”

“Blue Lights”