Today i was introduced to English Singer-Songwriter Jorja Smith, in the form of her brand new single “Blue Lights,” which is absolute flames. After blasting the song dam-near all day in my Beats By Dre headphones i was blessed with an email for the official music video Directed by Drew Cox.
When asked about the single by i-d she had this to say.
“Blue Lights is a song I wrote around a year ago. It questions why you should have a guilty conscience if you’ve done nothing wrong.” She explains. “The video is about a black male who portrays three different paths he could’ve gone down in life… as a boxer, a police officer and just a guy in a hoodie. This man is fighting with himself and the perception that society and authority have given to him. How can a young black male run away from the stereotypical stigma and hatred towards police if it is on every screen or paper they see? The boxer is quite literally being beaten up by society’s perceptions. The video’s narrative is just one example of the negative stereotypes many people suffer each and every day.”