Today’s night time listening is provided by young, British starlet Jorja Smith. “Beautiful Little Fools” is a track that’s title and subject matter is inspired by a quote in the Great Gatsby, in which the character Daisy hopes for her infant daughter to be a fool as “that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool”. By releasing the track on International Women’s day in 2017, Smith uses this platform in order to highlight and bemoan the restrictions that society continues to place upon women today, as well the societal constructs that shape expected perceptions of how they should look and behave. Smith’s talent is evident in that she manages to articulate a hugely important feminist message within a beautifully constructed piece.
Give it a listen below and let us know what you think.