Whats interesting is that with each passing day, Smith seems to be finding a way to top her last album. The project offers a welcome peek into the worlds that the 21-year-old has lived in, and demonstrates a versatility that isnt often found among female artists. She shows a willingness to try new things and an openness that is rare in the music industry.
Theres a lot here for Smiths fans to sink their teeth into. In the end, Lost & Found ends up being a great introduction to her music and there is a lot on offer here. It may take some time, but Smith has crafted a masterpiece of an album.
Its not just the things that I write about that I want to change, its the way that I write about them thats changing, I really want to make a difference in the world, I want to make my fans feel more confident, more beautiful, stronger in any way. She also worked with British artist Tchami on Lush. In December 2019, Smith released a new song, It Makes No Difference, featuring American rapper and singer Meek Mill. Smith is signed to a contract with U.K. label Polydor Records.
But theres plenty on Project 11 that doesnt sound anything like that. There are in fact, some horrorcore references in there, but its all tasteful and cheesy. All of the digital instrumentals are heavily indebted to the same timbres and styles that define the 80s and 90s (like the sound of a computer keyboard) but that doesnt take away from them. In my opinion, Soul/R&B artists like Avery, John Legend and Macklemore have simply been forced to make songs that sound like they were created in a recording studio. Thats not what I think music sounds like! Im sure all those artists have genuinely enjoyable experiences making music, but I dont like the idea of them not reflecting their actual lives. At least Ill give credit for being original because thats what The Grateful Dead were. They would have been hard pressed to find an amp and a mic kit in San Francisco in 1977! 3d9ccd7d82