On My Mind

Album: Single release only (2017)
Charted: 54

Songfacts®:

  • Jorja Smith told NME about this distinctly British garage banger: "It's a bit of an old-school garage thing. There's bit of grime in there too, so it was nice to try something new. I wrote it when I was still in school, so it's got a really nostalgic edge to it."
  • The track was produced by grime artist Preditah. He told The Fader: "Me and Jorja pretty much have the same musical tastes. The track is uptempo and bubbly which is what I specialize in, and it also has soul and meaning which is what Jorja specializes in."
  • The song's music video was directed by Hector Dockrill, who also filmed Smith's clip for "Beautiful Little Fools." She told Billboard magazine:

    "The song is kind of UK garage and I grew up listening to that. I used to go around with my friends - we lived in like the council flats - and we'd be chilling and listening to music. The video kind of reminded of that and the concept was really that we wanted to do a hood video. It wasn't really hood, but where I grew up, it wasn't well off.

    The idea was just to have fun. The people that are in it, like the guys at the end, those guys are from Kurupt FM and they have their own TV show, called People Just Do Nothing. They're all big MCs and songwriters, but in the show, it's a spin-off and they're kind of like MCs, but are not really a group. So that's why we got him in the end like 'Who's singing?' But Hector is such a good director. We were like, 'Let's just do something fun.'"

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