The summer banger is accompanied with sensual visuals that showcase Jorja and her real-life friends, Erin and Sandra, surviving a heatwave as they stroll around London rocking outfits from Moschino and Jacquemus to Rick Owens and Dior. Additionally Smith can be seen at Rye Lane Market and Peckham Liberal Club, while breaking into a pool and jet-ski drifting.
On the video, Director Amber Grace Johnson explains:
“For “Be Honest”, Jorja wanted to create a film that embodied the spirit of Summer — pure wild fun. We wanted to invite the world in, to experience a different side of Jorja. Free and full of light, and some “Hot Girl Summer” energy. While writing in my AC filled apartment in Brooklyn, I thought about how there’s nothing quite like Summers in the city. You’re caught between concrete high rises, sweating from heat delirium, with our make-shift fire hydrant beaches. Yet despite it all, there’s a contagious air that floods the city, and your imagination becomes infinite.
With that in mind, we imagined a film nostalgic in nature, with your inner child memories running rampant. Jorja takes us on a ride; sunbathing on her Grandma’s sticky plastic couch, midnight break-ins at the neighborhood pool, running around with real-life friends Sandra and Erin, and of course, some jet ski drifting through London streets. That feeling like the world is yours, and rules don’t exist. From afar, Jorja always felt like she was/is from a tribe of angels — that voice, the melodies, and timeless beauty. After this collaboration, I feel even more inspired by her energy, artistry, and presence.”
Check out “Be Honest” above. The track was produced by Izy and Cadenza and marks Smith’s first material since the release of her 2018 debut album Lost & Found. The aforementioned album has garnered over 370 million streams since its release. Earlier this year, Smith was on a joint North American tour with Kali Uchis. On the other-hand, Burna Boy’s African Giant dropped late last month.
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