Jorja Smith's New Song & International Women's Day
With today being International Women's Day and the world celebrating women, Jorja Smith took the opportunity to release a new song that makes a powerful statement. The song "Beautiful Little Fools" is here with a new video.
In the caption of the YouTube video the caption reads as follows:
"Jorja was inspired to write 'Beautiful Little Fools' (at the age of 16) after reading "The Great Gatsby" and, in particular, a passage from the book in which Daisy expresses her hopes that her infant daughter would 'be a fool - that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.' Jorja took issue with this statement and so used the phrase to form the basis of her song, in which she laments the restrictions that society and established social constructs place upon women.
"The Great Gatsby"-inspired video, with the singer taking on multiple acting roles, tackles a serious topic and it does a good job visually putting that in the forefront. Smith, herself, also released a short statement and mentioned the idea even further:
“I feel as young girls grow up, they’re slightly tainted by what the media says is ‘beautiful’ and I feel like my song can be a little help to them. We are all beautiful in our own individual and special ways.”
How great is the message?