Jorja Smith’s new video for Teenage Fantasy is an ode to adolescent innocence

In light of her 20th birthday, the singer reflects on teenage innocence and naivety.

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Teenage Fantasy

Following last week’s release of her new track ‘Teenage Fantasy’, Jorja Smith has released an accompanying video. Shot in a Parisian-style apartment by film-director Rashid Babiker, the video captures a carefree and youthful looking Smith sporting a 70′-esque short black wig, free of responsibilities as the city booms around her. The singer then comes face-to-face with an older, more distressed version of herself, perhaps a reference to the loss of teenage innocence and naivety that’s highlighted throughout ‘Teenage Fantasy’.

What was set up for a bleak juxtaposition then takes a light-hearted twist, where past and present Smith regress to teenage ways, getting ready and going out on the town together. A homage to the adolescent attitude that’s often lost during the transition into adulthood, the singer warns the listener not to lose sight of your childlike spirit. Watch the video for ‘Teenage Fantasy’ below.

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