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  • Summary: The eight-track release from the British R&B artist features a guest appearance from Shaybo.
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  1. May 14, 2021
    82
    As Smith says, “Be Right Back” is a stopgap — but if “Addicted” and “Weekend” are any indication of what’s coming next, we’ll be here waiting.
  2. May 14, 2021
    80
    She’s opening out her sound, and finessing her approach. The results are immaculate – and she’s only just getting started.
  3. May 14, 2021
    75
    As the poetic nature of her lyricism evolves, it makes future albums and EPs even more promising. Hopefully, the singer will experiment even further with more rich and upbeat tunes that will heighten the dynamism of her already-indelible voice.
  4. May 14, 2021
    70
    It’s a record of two halves; the former a collection of evocative vignettes, the latter a vehicle for her impressive vocal. And while the latter does have its moments - closer ‘Weekend’ is the kind of sprawling epic that brings to mind earlier Jessie Ware - it’s in the first half, shorn of any jazzy accompaniment, that ‘Be Right Back’ is truly interesting.
  5. Rolling Stone
    Jun 2, 2021
    70
    Deals with similar themes [as her debut], yet with even more depth and confidence. [Jun 2021, p.77]
  6. May 24, 2021
    70
    These songs stand on their own and bode well for the second album.
  7. 60
    Experimenting with different vocal registers and taking advantage of how harmoniously her voice goes with live instruments, she’s shared a collection that should leave you itching for her next step. If these are loosies, it’s proof of how top-notch her craft is.

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  1. May 21, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Be Rigth Back is one of the best releases of this year. Jorja bring all her feelings in every song every lyric, I'm really proud of her. Expand
  2. May 16, 2021
    10
    The evolution of every song is so different to what we know Jorja to sound like very excited for her new album
  3. May 24, 2021
    8
    what gets for me here is the evolution for every song. this ep has no skips, you can listen to it on a regular basis and have a really nicewhat gets for me here is the evolution for every song. this ep has no skips, you can listen to it on a regular basis and have a really nice time. jorja is one of the strongest rnb names in the presence. you should really give this girl a try Expand