Back in May, Jorja Smith treated fans to her latest EP Be Right Back, an eight-track project that saw a single feature from Shaybo on its leadoff cut “Bussdown.” Today (August 27), she drops a new visual from the short play for the Charlie J. Perry-produced “Time,” which also sees a co-writing credit from Irish talent Maverick Sabre. The track sees her singing to a love interest about what she’s looking for — and it sounds like it’s anything but a committed relationship:
“Nah, I’m not here to hug you, I’m just for the night, no, I’m not here to love you, I’m not here to fight, don’t wanna be blamed for any drama, don’t wanna be here just to pick up all this karma...
So I’m allowed to love you if I wanted to, I can’t be asked to trust, so why should I ever need to? It’s mutual, if you want it, then I’m here for you, if you need it, I probably need it, too...”
The self-directed, home video-esque clip for “Love” shows the breathtaking Smith posing in front of different backgrounds and taking part in a presumed photoshoot. Towards the end, viewers can see her enjoying sometime on the beach while a man charms her with a humorous nickname.
We are now a few years off from Smith’s debut studio album Lost & Found, a critically acclaimed effort that’s helped the West Midlands songstress score a slew of nominations and awards, including a UK Music Video award for “Blue Lights” and a BRIT award for Best Female Solo Artist. The release took the top spot on both the UK Independent Albums and R&B Albums charts, and has since been given a Gold certification in the UK and France. Hopefully, it’s official follow-up isn’t too far into the distance.
Check out Jorja Smith’s video for “Time” below.