Jorja Smith, 19, has been writing songs since she was 11. Jorja Smith, 19, has been writing songs since she was 11. She was inspired by her hometown of Walsall and the economic and political issues she experienced. She self-released her debut single “Blue Lights” in 2016, after she graduated high school and moved to London. This song uses police lights to show how you can feel guilty even if you aren’t. In March 2016, she released “Where Did I Go”, her second single. Jorja Smith has been compared to Amy Winehouse and Lauryn Hill for her powerful lyrics. Jorja Smith will release her long-awaited debut album, Lost in 2018.