That Time Jorja Smith Crashed NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” Series | @JorjaSmith @NPRMusic Bradford J. Howard June 13, 2018 Live Performances, Music U.K. songbird Jorja Smith comes stateside to show out for her appearance in NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series. Jorja Smith has had quite the year in 2018. After putting herself on the map with strong showings alongside Drake and on the ‘Insecure’ soundtrack last year, the British singer has been pretty much everywhere in 2018. Smith started out with an unforgettable appearance on ‘Black Panther: The Album,’ and from there, made even more Americans fans of hers with her performance at Coachella. Smith also went on tour, all which of which led up to the release of her debut album, ‘Lost & Found,’ last weekend. It’s fitting, then, that Jorja Smith popped up at NPR Music on Monday to be a part of their long-running “Tiny Desk Concert” series. Smith’s appearance comes right after finishing up on her tour and serves a dual purpose as extra promo for ‘Lost & Found,’ too. Backed by a live band, Jorja – cornrow’ed out and looking lovely in an orange jumpsuit – chose selections from every phase of her career. She starts out with her 2017 single “On My Mind” (albeit sans Preditah) and then moves on to “Teenage Fantasy” off ‘Lost & Found,’ a vulnerable story about lessons in love learned at a young age that she carries with her still. For her finale, Smith goes all the way back to “Blue Lights,” the 2016 socially-conscious record that, alongside “Where Did I Go,” many consider Smith’s breakout single. For those who’ve never heard “Blue Lights” before, it’s a nice reminder that the bars and flow “J. Money” brings up on her “Lifeboats (Freestyle)” from ‘Lost,’ are far from new… and makes a strong case for Jorja to seriously consider dropping off an unplugged version of her LP. Watch Jorja Smith’s “Tiny Desk Concert” performance for yourself up top. The singer’s ‘Lost & Found’ LP is out now on iTunes. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.