Jorja Smith: Cathedral Daily discusses his new album, “Fall or Fly”, the process of creating the project and what fans can expect, as well as his decision to move back to Walsall as he looks to create a work-life balance.
The label track “Falling or Flying” is one of his favorite songs…
It just depends on what mood I’m in. I feel like this song always takes me on a journey, so it’s one of my favorites at the moment. Also, maybe because it’s coming out.
No, but it’s funny because that song started off completely differently with me and Dan Dan and the producers. It’s actually the first song we started together, but it didn’t have a chorus at first and it started on the intro as well, and we changed everything and did all kinds of things to it, and then we got this chorus.
But the song has nothing to do with the album title. That’s just what it is called.
While Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Jorja Smith said: “Maybe I’m more me now, not more me now, but as I’ve gotten older, maybe I’m giving more of me away if that makes sense. But I just love music and love to feel and so I’ll just, if I hear something I love, I’m just going to sing that way. So yeah, that’s why you’re getting so many different pockets and things just, well, whatever I fancy.”
Jorja Smith added: “Although I didn’t make it in the five years, I made it in the last two, but I feel like, yeah, I put ‘Lost and Found’ out in 2018 and then went on tour for ages and then there’s lockdown and then started this album. So I think it was the perfect time.
“I think I’m still trying to figure out that balance. I moved back home to Walsall and I feel like that made me actually be able to separate completely, just be low-key and not Jorja Smith, even that’s my name. And then if I need to go on stage or do a video, then I can separate it. Right now I think I’m still figuring it out. I know it’s been a while, but it’s starting. But I don’t know, figuring it all out. But I definitely just love being in front of a microphone, whether it’s on stage or in the studio or anything in between.”