Sir Spyro lends his hand to Jorja Smith's 'The One' on inventive new remix


Walsall soulstress Jorja Smith has had a phenomenal year, catapulting to international stardom thanks to her Stormzy-featuring standalone single "Let Me Down", her Kendrick Lamar collaboration "I Am" on the Black Panther soundtrack, and her ensuing debut album, Lost and Found. The latest track on the LP to receive single treatment is the melancholy, cinematic "The One", which has been repackaged alongside new remixes by Welsh drum and bass veteran High Contrast and East London grime kingpin Sir Spyro.

Spy's remix pushes the tempo up to 135BPM, and sees the 1Xtra host combine skittering percussion, virtual choirs, and resonant basslines with Smith's silky R&B vocals. It's an epic, refined production, and it seems fitting that Smith has enlisted in Spyro's talents; after all, she first rose to prominence thanks to a freestyle over Treble Clef's classic "Ghetto Kyote", and her first charting single "On My Mind" was produced by Preditah, who also released a grime VIP remix of the song. Grime seems to be a common thread throughout Jorja's career; it's reassuring to know she's not shrugged it off.

Follow Jorja Smith on Twitter and Instagram for more updates. Sir Spyro hosts a show on BBC Radio 1Xtra every Friday from 11pm, and can also be found on Twitter and Instagram.