19-year-old Londoner Jorja Smith's new single "Beautiful Little Fools" is a moving celebration of women, released last week to celebrate International Women's Day.
Singer-songwriter Jorja Smith is a firm favourite of tastemakers far and wide. Her debut EP, last year's Project 11, was a short, but expansive collection which showed just a taster of what this talented rising star has to offer. On "Beautiful Little Fools", Smith is ever-soulful, delivering a poweful message dismissing media-made, out-dated social constructs that still affect women today.
The track's origins are in a passage from The Great Gatsby, in which Daisy says she hopes her daughter will “be a fool - that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” Taking issue with this, "Beautiful Little Fools" is a response to that quote. Smith explains of the song that, "I feel as young girls grow up, they’re slightly tainted by what the media says is beautiful, and I feel like my song can be a little help to them. We are all beautiful in our own individual and special ways."
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