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Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh next month, Jorja Smith has shared the video for her Stormzy collaboration Let Me Down, which sees her play a hitwoman plotting against a ballet dancer. You can watch it below.
The Walsall-born singer , who visits Liquid Room on February 6 as part of wider UK tour, was recently announced as the Brits Critics’ Choice Award winner for 2018.
The prize recognises “the future stars of British recording talent” and previous winners who have gone on to very big things include Sam Smith, Haim, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Adele.
On winning the award, Smith said: “I cannot believe it, it’s been an unforgettable 2017 during which I’ve fulfilled so many of my dreams and this is such a special way to end the year… and to be part of an all female shortlist alongside Mabel and Stefflon Don, who’ve both had incredible 2017s, makes it even better!
“There’s lots more to come in 2018 from all of us and I will do my best to make it another memorable year!”
The video for Let Me Down was directed by Hector Dockrill, who previously worked with Smith on On My Mind. You Watch the video below.
In a press release, Dockrill said: “When I received the brief for this film it was pretty much just one word: Bond. Jorja and I put our heads together and played with the idea of her role being a strong female lead, in an entirely fictional world.
“Creating this setting and developing Jorja’s character in giving her depth, soul and richness was a strong step in the direction of filmmaking I want to take, and the collaborative process with Jorja and everyone around us was definitely something we’re eager to do again ASAP.”
Watch the video for Let Me Down below, and then check out Jorja Smith’s UK tour dates.
Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms (February 6)
Sheffield, Leadmill (7)
Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory (8)
Cambridge, Junction (12)
London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (14, 15)