It was hot last night at the Great American Music Hall. I mean really hot. From the corner of my eye, all I could see were people fanning themselves trying in vain to keep cool. And Jorja Smith didn’t help one bit. As she strutted onto the stage with those perfect cheekbones and sultry voice, all she did was turn up the heat even more. But the crowd didn’t seem to mind one bit and all you could see in the audience were stunned gazes at what they were witnessing.
This young lady from the UK has so much of that “It” factor that it almost feels unfair. She’s beautiful for one. Has pipes reminiscent of maybe an Eryka Baduh or Rihanna. She sings songs that stay with you well into the night. And what a night it was on a rare warm evening in San Francisco, a town that she admits to only playing once before. “This is my second time in San Francisco. The first time was great, the second time’s even better,” she said. This second time could not have been better as it was the perfect blend of R&B and Hip-Hop (she’s dueted with Drake in the past), mixed with a charming stage presence, one that will surely go down in the books.
Check out some of our favorite photos of the evening below and be sure to check her out when she comes to your town.