Jorja Smith’s single, ‘By Any Means’ is one of the nominations for SONG OF THE YEAR at the 2022 Visionary Honours.
The song reflects on Jorja’s experiences within the Black Lives Matter movement and her dedication to social justice.
Cowritten and produced by Ezrah Roberts-Grey, on the empowering ‘By Any Means’, Smith addresses the history of lies, pain and death that have led to this moment, while embracing the strength found within the movement.
“I take pride in the things that we’ve done/Side by side in the revolution. Won’t stay silent for things that I love. By any means, I will fight,” she sings.
Smith said in a statement,
“The inspiration behind ‘By Any Means’ really came from going to the Black Lives Matter protest and leaving thinking, what can I do to keep this conversation going? It’s not just a post on social media, it’s life.”
The nominations shortlist was selected by a leading panel of critics, journalists, authors, producers and activists. The public then voted for the person/work they felt made the biggest social impact.
Winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony on the 1st March at BAFTA Piccadilly, hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.
The Visionary Honours are supporting @youngmindsuk – the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
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