Jorja Smith: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Watch Jorja Smith play "On My Mind", "Teenage Fantasy" and "Blue Lights" at the Tiny Desk.
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June 11, 2018 | Sidney Madden -- It's a good thing the weather was gloomy the day Jorja Smith rolled in for her Tiny Desk concert. Even though the skies threatened rain and thunder, the overcast light lingering in our dimmed office space allowed the teardrop pendant lights, hung from the ceiling by her lighting team, to cast the desk in a warm, honey-hued glow. And while the nimble guitar strings and double-time drums of her supporting band was enough to dizzy the focus in the room, it was the U.K. singer's slow, silky cadence that anchored the performance in tranquility.
As Smith worked her way up the scales to each high note in "On My Mind" (a track usually sung over a reverberated garage beat) and "Teenage Fantasy" (a ballad to love lost written when she was 16), there wasn't an ounce of pressure evident in her face or body language. When she closed her eyes to deliver the rap verse of "Blue Lights," the anti-injustice song that first positioned her as a SoundCloud darling in 2016, a hush fell over the room in awe of her precision.
Though Smith's boldface collaborations to date range from Drake to Kali Uchis, her debut album Lost & Found is free of featured acts. Much like this Tiny Desk performance, those 12 tracks show off Smith's talent in a minimalist way - musing about life and love with the ambiguity and sense of agency that only comes with newfound freedom.
After she finished, but before retreating to the comfort of Supreme sweats, Smith and her band bestowed the Tiny Desk with a blue lava lamp signed by every member. Keep an eye out for that Easter egg in future episodes.
Set List
"On My Mind"
"Teenage Fantasy"
"Blue Lights"
MUSICIANS
Jorja Smith, Femi Koleoso, Benjamin Totten, Mutale Chashi, Amane Suganami
CREDITS
Producers: Sidney Madden, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Beck Harlan, Bronson Arcuri; Lighting: Tyler C. Trofatter; Production Assistant: Bobby Carter; Photo: Eslah Attar/NPR.

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  1. NPR Music
    NPR Music
    27 dagen geleden

    Hey Tiny Desk fans: When you’re ready to turn back to the news and want help making sense of it all, check out the Consider This podcast from NPR. Each episode takes the biggest story of the day and digs deep in 15 minutes. Listen here: n.pr/consider-this-podcast

    1. Zion
      Zion
      13 dagen geleden

      to tiny desk

    2. Zion
      Zion
      13 dagen geleden

      can u guys invite willow smith

  2. Michelle Mc
    Michelle Mc
    11 uur geleden

    Quality of performance is just delicius

  3. Ek._17 1
    Ek._17 1
    21 uur geleden

    "Femi on the drums" that explains ALOT

  4. Jason Fallon
    Jason Fallon
    Dag geleden

    My faith has been restored.

  5. Pierre OGE
    Pierre OGE
    Dag geleden

    Magical moment

  6. 소중한상희 HAEDAL
    소중한상희 HAEDAL
    2 dagen geleden

    3:44

  7. Peter Jimenez
    Peter Jimenez
    3 dagen geleden

    Perfection Jorja just sublime and the next thing after gorgeous

  8. Joel Monteleone
    Joel Monteleone
    3 dagen geleden

    jorja is amazing and so gorgeous

  9. Ditzel espinoza
    Ditzel espinoza
    4 dagen geleden

    habiliten la opción subtítulos CC por favor.

  10. Josh Dunigan
    Josh Dunigan
    4 dagen geleden

    That's Femi Koleoso on drums!? Holy smokes this is amazing, NPR coming through once again. 10 years ago I was called a nerd for supporting and listening to some Car Talk, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered and was just taking in all the music and stories in between. Now I'm the cool person in my music circles. But thanks NPR. Keep doing what you do. Despite the name NPR is almost entirely privately funded through member stations and their support drives. So please support.

  11. Josh Hubbard
    Josh Hubbard
    5 dagen geleden

    damm fire

  12. Cleiton Martins
    Cleiton Martins
    5 dagen geleden

    Meu amor perfeita

  13. Kseniya Bortnikova
    Kseniya Bortnikova
    6 dagen geleden

    Oh It's so amazing ❤ thank you!

  14. MobyDick69
    MobyDick69
    6 dagen geleden

    Oh my lord. I'm a full grown man and I get those butterflies buzzing in my stomach like a was a teenager again. Gotta love this.

  15. Aspetta Aspetta
    Aspetta Aspetta
    6 dagen geleden

    Porca

  16. Ririn Juliawaty
    Ririn Juliawaty
    7 dagen geleden

    effortlessly beautiful

  17. JannehKunda
    JannehKunda
    7 dagen geleden

    This sounded bad

  18. Jee L
    Jee L
    8 dagen geleden

    anyone : "Define gold" me :

  19. DanDMWG
    DanDMWG
    8 dagen geleden

    Hey Google, show me the perfect woman...

  20. willy vieira
    willy vieira
    9 dagen geleden

    .. Não sei qual a maior qualidade, se é a beleza ou o talento.

  21. Logie
    Logie
    9 dagen geleden

    Amazing voice x

  22. MIke B
    MIke B
    10 dagen geleden

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  23. nina azz
    nina azz
    10 dagen geleden

    Everything is gold sensitive with this Jorja Smith, thank u all the band were amazing

  24. Six Sioux
    Six Sioux
    10 dagen geleden

    The Beauty and the Voice

  25. Ko Ki
    Ko Ki
    10 dagen geleden

    Jorja's voice makes me miss Amy's even more

  26. luis justo
    luis justo
    10 dagen geleden

    5:30

  27. Gab Garcia
    Gab Garcia
    10 dagen geleden

    The first song is so fast, i slow it down a little and it sounds great. Like I would take it easier if it was me, but who cares about what i think.

  28. אלון פרקש
    אלון פרקש
    11 dagen geleden

    ואללה יש רמה

  29. Agustina Avendaño
    Agustina Avendaño
    11 dagen geleden

    AMOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  30. Simon Llano
    Simon Llano
    12 dagen geleden

    steve aoki is that you in the keys?

  31. A B
    A B
    12 dagen geleden

    Her voice sound like Rihanna to me. 🤎

  32. Elfit Bar
    Elfit Bar
    12 dagen geleden

    She should do another tiny desk concert ❤️❤️❤️

  33. MusicMan123
    MusicMan123
    12 dagen geleden

    Had to come back to this gem

  34. Erin Hardy
    Erin Hardy
    12 dagen geleden

    she's absolutely phenomenal

  35. Naya Güney
    Naya Güney
    13 dagen geleden

    Mind, mind, you think I would Mind, you think I would, mind Mind, you think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh, my mind Mind, mind, you think I would Mind, you think I would, mind Mind, you think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh, my mind Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind On my mind, on my mind Mind, mind, mind, mind Why on earth would I leave If you were everything I wanted you to be? When I saw what you did, who you were with Got me questionin' the things that I believe So I ask myself, do I let you go? Or do I keep you in the frame of my mind? Now I'm growing wise to your sugar-coated lies Nothing's sweet about my misery, yeah I finally found what went wrong You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh I finally found the wrong in you You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh I finally found what went wrong You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh I finally found the wrong in you You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind On my mind, on my mind Mind, mind, mind You again, why'd you call? I don't need to hear you cryin' out my name Unlike before when you and I laid eye to eye Now it's time for you to taste the bitter end So I ask myself, do I let you go? Or do I keep you in the frame of my mind? Now I'm growing wise to your sugar-coated lies Nothing's sweet about my misery, yeah I finally found what went wrong You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh I finally found the wrong in you You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh I finally found what went wrong You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh I finally found the wrong in you You think I would mind Oh, you think I, oh Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind Don't want to feel you Don't want you on my mind On my mind, on my mind Mind, mind, mind

  36. Kenneth Choi
    Kenneth Choi
    13 dagen geleden

    Her voice is a literal instrument

  37. Boe Brown
    Boe Brown
    13 dagen geleden

    Don't particularly like the "guess what I'm sayin" singin style, but the songs are well arranged and performed. What kept me Glued to the Screen is DAT FACE......WOW and DAYAMMMMN!

  38. YOI PIZZAS
    YOI PIZZAS
    13 dagen geleden

    my jesussssssssss

  39. Rismaya H
    Rismaya H
    14 dagen geleden

    Chandler.... is that you?

  40. Shiva Rampersad
    Shiva Rampersad
    14 dagen geleden

    This girl got them Alicia keys vibes

  41. Fabio Princi
    Fabio Princi
    15 dagen geleden

    Amazing voice and style

  42. Katrina Rowe
    Katrina Rowe
    15 dagen geleden

    Incredible, totally flawed!

  43. Michael Tucker
    Michael Tucker
    16 dagen geleden

    COOL 66 YEAR OLD. FORGET ,synthesized pitch control. el naturalllllllll!

  44. AADMZZ
    AADMZZ
    16 dagen geleden

    she is perfection

  45. Michael Tucker
    Michael Tucker
    16 dagen geleden

    COOL 66 YEAR OLD. TAKE A BACK SEAT, Erica Badu and LISTEN!

  46. Michael Tucker
    Michael Tucker
    16 dagen geleden

    COOL 66 YEAR OLD. RRRRRR! & BBBBBB! doesn't! get any better than this SWEEEEET! COMBINATIONNNN!

  47. Michael Tucker
    Michael Tucker
    16 dagen geleden

    COOL 66 YEAR OLD. OWWWAAAAH! beautifully! soulfully! COOL!

  48. metalpesadohiphop
    metalpesadohiphop
    17 dagen geleden

    Jorja The best Smith.

  49. Paula Rolan
    Paula Rolan
    17 dagen geleden

    la quimica entre los musicos es fabulosa, me mata la onda de la cantante descansa!!!

  50. Fabrizio Chiesa
    Fabrizio Chiesa
    17 dagen geleden

    the most awesome basslines Ive heard in my life

  51. hleh maMhlophe
    hleh maMhlophe
    18 dagen geleden

    She looks exactly like nosipho even her voice

  52. Prince Banini
    Prince Banini
    18 dagen geleden

    Teenage Fantasy always gets me.

  53. Prince Banini
    Prince Banini
    18 dagen geleden

    Melanin Poppin

  54. Karin Palmer
    Karin Palmer
    18 dagen geleden

    Iam speechless... For Me Rare..They Blend Like Lovers Shud...My Thoughts

  55. Tomas Lakatoš
    Tomas Lakatoš
    18 dagen geleden

    😉❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️💯😃💯❣️❣️❣️😉😉❣️❣️😉😉❣️😉

  56. David Tomsett
    David Tomsett
    19 dagen geleden

    Is that Thundercat on bass?

  57. Zayn Beg
    Zayn Beg
    19 dagen geleden

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  58. Jackey Chen
    Jackey Chen
    19 dagen geleden

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  59. Tyler Killer
    Tyler Killer
    19 dagen geleden

    Lol 5:13 he knows how cheeky that pocket switch is

  60. Marcelo Lucas
    Marcelo Lucas
    19 dagen geleden

    Brinca muito 🔥🔥🔥👑

  61. Valerie Vasquez
    Valerie Vasquez
    19 dagen geleden

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  62. ahmad hamdan
    ahmad hamdan
    20 dagen geleden

    spotify PLEASE

  63. Alan Brito
    Alan Brito
    20 dagen geleden

    I love you Nelly Furtado

  64. Anderson Gabriel
    Anderson Gabriel
    21 dag geleden

    in love with her voice

  65. Wilfred B
    Wilfred B
    21 dag geleden

    I love the drummer

  66. D GB
    D GB
    21 dag geleden

    4K haters for a voice like velvet.

  67. Moises Zuca
    Moises Zuca
    21 dag geleden

    A primeira ves que escutei esse som foi em 2018, era um amigo meu Angolano que chama-se (Mário) ele curtia sempre ... e pude vê o talento dessa grande estrela, a segunda é top dmais mano céloko, ela canta e encanta.❤

  68. tara mceown
    tara mceown
    21 dag geleden

    That voice and that beautiful face. She’s exquisite

  69. Blaise Ricci
    Blaise Ricci
    22 dagen geleden

    Magic ! 🤩😍

  70. marius d
    marius d
    23 dagen geleden

    her musicians are kings

  71. Techno Teknic
    Techno Teknic
    23 dagen geleden

    Yes like that oOO👍

  72. mdkl _
    mdkl _
    24 dagen geleden

    KSI ON BASS!!!!

  73. Edison Mosley II
    Edison Mosley II
    24 dagen geleden

    Beauty and talent is... Simply stunning indeed! You are truly special Jorja Smith. Keep sharing your gift from above. Best wishes always.

  74. Алексей Загарий
    Алексей Загарий
    25 dagen geleden

    Derek Luis moonlighting as a bass player?

  75. STUDIO CYBER MACHINES
    STUDIO CYBER MACHINES
    25 dagen geleden

    sensacional !!

  76. Gabriel Mota
    Gabriel Mota
    26 dagen geleden

    Whenever I see this video, I fall in love again.

  77. H T
    H T
    26 dagen geleden

    the bass slide at 10:45

  78. GABRIELA PAZ MAULEN
    GABRIELA PAZ MAULEN
    27 dagen geleden

    no entiendo a quién podría no gustarle....jorja, tremendo nivel!!

  79. EMMY
    EMMY
    27 dagen geleden

    The guitar is a good touch on the first song

  80. Dani Marti
    Dani Marti
    28 dagen geleden

    Her voice is sooo cool! I love it, so much love!

  81. C Howard
    C Howard
    28 dagen geleden

    I couldn't play in her band. She's too beautiful. I wouldn't be able to concentrate. :)

  82. Thomas Vieira
    Thomas Vieira
    28 dagen geleden

    tem que levaro Mc Poze para cantar aí....

  83. Augustus Mends
    Augustus Mends
    29 dagen geleden

    Soooo effortless, omg. Im in love

  84. chilidrummer83
    chilidrummer83
    Maand geleden

    She’s a goddess, a dream, a wonder. Wow ❤️

  85. luiz antonio gomes
    luiz antonio gomes
    Maand geleden

    muito bom

  86. Tomas Lakatoš
    Tomas Lakatoš
    Maand geleden

    Thank you 💯

  87. Alex Beirne
    Alex Beirne
    Maand geleden

    how good

  88. maurice.
    maurice.
    Maand geleden

    Her vocals are basic....thank God for plugins sheeesh.....I'm going back to my 80's, 90s time capsule....I guess that what being light skin gets you....

  89. Niqt DFS
    Niqt DFS
    Maand geleden

    cleaner than my moms house

  90. amanda becerra
    amanda becerra
    Maand geleden

    the way i come back to this session every time i´m on youtube

  91. Icon 15
    Icon 15
    Maand geleden

    Amazing voice..keep going

  92. 08mlascelles
    08mlascelles
    Maand geleden

    This performance genuinely blows my mind every time I watch it, every musician here is absolutely killing it, but can we get some extra love for Femi Koleoso on the drums?! He’s unreal!

  93. Tijan Labé
    Tijan Labé
    Maand geleden

    Her body is like coco butter

  94. Dimitrios Amvrazis
    Dimitrios Amvrazis
    Maand geleden

    Aoki killing it on the keys.

  95. truth betold
    truth betold
    Maand geleden

    beautiful and no tatoos on the face and neck

  96. choueb chego
    choueb chego
    Maand geleden

    The guy on the piano had me thinking he was Steve Aoki

  97. Rosemaria Hardell
    Rosemaria Hardell
    Maand geleden

    The unruly sailor hooghly satisfy because alphabet fundamentally scatter below a bitter sausage. tense, medical subway

  98. Declan Manning
    Declan Manning
    Maand geleden

    How about that bass player!

  99. Lyndon Hudson
    Lyndon Hudson
    Maand geleden

    I'm in love

  100. Jason Burrell
    Jason Burrell
    Maand geleden

    🔥🔥🔥