Even though she’s in the midst of her second North American tour of 2018 and notched a Grammy nomination for best new artist, Jorja Smith made some time to drop off the tender visual to “The One” on Friday (Dec. 7), The Joel Compass-produced song originally landed as a deep cut on the emerging R&B singer’s acclaimed Lost & Found debut album, which released back in June.
The clip finds the 21-year-old in a deeply emotional state of reflection, but she refuses to rely on someone else’s comfort to help uplift her out of sadness. Director Hector Dockrill explained how he brought Smith’s vision to life.
“The track really inspired me to try and visualize what it’s like to keep getting pulled back into a relationship,” he told Clash. “With the concept I wanted to leave the question: what has happened? I also felt the video should be beautifully simple to let Jorja’s incredible energy and performance drive the video, which she naturally did.”
In addition to releasing the video, the Walsall native also unleashed a pair of remixes to “The One” with assists from Grime artist Sir Spyro and High Contrast. As for Jorja Smith’s Lost & Found Tour, J-Money next heads to Nashville, Tenn., for a show on Saturday (Dec. 8).
Watch the “The One” visual and stream both remixes below.