Jorja Smith’s new cover is part of Blue Note Records’ upcoming compilation Bluenote Re:imgained due out this September.
“Blue Note Reimagined” is the name of the next project launched by Blue Note. A project of covers by current artists of jazz classics and electronic music released on the legendary jazz label founded in 1939 in New York.
For the first single “Rose Rouge”, it is one of the most beautiful voices of the British R&B/soul scene that carries the song. Jorja Smith, whose debut album Lost & Found was a great success in 2018, has just taken over the hit “Rose Rouge” released in the 2000s by the “French Touch” jazz producer St-Germain.
Featuring synthesizers, saxophone, trumpet, flute, percussion, and African tama, Jorja Smith’s reinterpretation, even more jazzy than the original, invites people to get closer: “I want you to get together”. With this new invitation, she gives visibility to the piece and proves her talent to navigate between genres, whether jazz, soul or UK Garage.
Jorja Smith recently participated in the soundtrack of the latest Netflix The Eddy series and collaborated on a tour with Kali Uchis and numerous projects with Drake, Burna Boy or Kendrick Lamar.
The Blue Note Reimagined album, due out in September, is available for pre-order here.