It's always a good time for bright, uplifting soul/R&B.
New York R&B singer Jasmine Jordan returns this week with her new single and video "Smile", her first new music since her debut EP Time Travel. Continuing in the same direction as the EP -- putting a contemporary spin on classic, vibrant 1970s urban soul -- the track and video focuses more on the ebullience of the music, making for an upbeat, effervescent track.
"'Smile' is a song about self-love and a word of encouragement for anyone having a difficult time, or what I call a down season, in life," Jordan tells PopMatters. "You will make it through and there will always be a new reason to smile if you just hold on. This video captures that very sentiment and uplifting energy."
"Smile" will be released everywhere on Friday, 4 September. If you live on the West Coast, be sure to catch Jasmine on her upcoming mini-tour:
9/12/15 - Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA
9/17/15 - Holocene - Portland, OR
9/18/15 - Columbia City Theater - Seattle, WA
10/3/15 - Amplyfi - Los Angeles, CA