Rising U.K. based singer/songwriter Jorja Smith surprised fans on Monday with the release of her brand new song, “Teenage Fantasy.”
Hot off her recent work with Drake, the bubbling beauty digs into her lyrical vaults for the introspective song, which she penned at 16-years-old. Sharing a note with fans about the song on Instagram, Jorja said: “Wrote ‘Teenage Fantasy’ when I was 16 and I turn 20 at the weekend…be a teenager and enjoy having no cares in the world. Thank You for alllll the love, so happy to share with u all.”
Over a sparse piano track highlighted by an infectious break beat, Smith returns to her adultescent years as her vocals flow with rising and deflating emotions. Reflecting on her first experience with a heartbreak, she sings about teenage fantasies being better off in our dreams than reality.
“We all want a teenage fantasy / Want it when we can’t have it / When we got it we don’t seem to want it,” sings Jorja.
The singer released her debut EP, Project 11, in the fall of 2016. She has yet to announce another project yet, but it is expected that Jorja is working on her anticipated debut album.
Take a listen to “Teenage Fantasy” below.