An old Jorja Smith cover has reignited a fierce debate among music lovers – over whether or not she can actually sing… but the evidence will have you shaking your head.
The English singer-songwriter did his own take on TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ in 2018, which for some reason resurfaced on Twitter this weekend …
When Jorja Smith covers TLC’s “No Scrub”, magnificent. pic.twitter.com/eSy0i0sIYN
– SHIMMYA (shimmya_) 9 octobre 2021 shimmya_
It’s been an ongoing thing with her… but there’s really no doubt in our minds – especially when you consider the full extent of the work and the live performances, not to mention her background.
First, the assertion … people are taking this specific blanket, as well as others she’s made over the years, and suggesting that her hoarse, husky voice is a sign that she can’t really wear a tune. Some argue that this style of singing is used by many modern day singer / pop stars… and has become the norm for what types of industry are looking for. It’s a common joke.
The ‘smoky’ turn is something some people claim Jorja has been doing a lot lately … but many others have quickly brought up a plethora of clips that definitely prove – that she masters her craft.
Someone posted a clip of her live performance with the WDR Funkhausorchester last year, and wrote… “you can all sit down and realize that Jorja Smith is and always will be a good singer…”
Others posted even more clips of her vocals live, highlighting the range she has… and the false lines she can hit with ease. Of course, when you factor in that she is a classically trained singer – having obtained her tutorship in Aldridge and raised and educated by her father, who is a singer / musician himself – it brushes aside all allegations of bad singing. out of water. .
not the people on my TV saying Jorja Smith can’t sing… 🤨 pic.twitter.com/xzqGMTV3On
– troy (@tr0ya113n) 10 octobre 2021 @tr0ya113n
Something she might want to think about… maybe change her approach, because that’s another criticism that has often directed her at her. Specifically, that although she obviously CAN sing… Jorja tends to dabble in the same types of riffs, tracks and registers – at least in the eyes of some listeners, to the point that many of her vocals sound repetitive or rehashed.
But, on the question of capacity… case closed. This woman has ropes like an angel!