Jorja Smith just dropped an animated music video for her wavy R&B single “Come Over” which features Jamaican artist Popcaan and heavily synthesized bass, sublime dancehall vocals, and an all-around sexy vibe. The lyricism embodies the classic confusion of a man and a woman navigating love-life miscommunication — been there.
The video takes a down-to-earth narrative and places it into a sleek, stylish world set in a metallic and ambiguous future. We see nods to iconic anime such as Wicked City, Aeon Flux, and there is even a little Akira moment, except only this, it’s Jorja’s animated-self that rides down dark and glittering highway on a floating, neon motorbike. The video is packed with action as Jorja battles robots conveyed as a bad-ass heroine from a manga. The video has it all. She delivers us afro-futuristic genius that is sexy and fun.
When video productions halted because of the global pandemic, Smith decided to opt for an animation to accompany the single and turned to Future Power Station of Friends Electric to help her complete her vision. The video is directed by Amber Grace Johnson.