British singer-songwriter Jorja Smith released a new song, “By Any Means,” a bittersweet ballad that focuses on the fight for Black Lives Matter. Smith explained in a statement that the inspiration for the song “came from going to the demonstration at Black Lives Matter and leaving wondering, what can I do to keep this dialogue going? It’s not just a social media post but it’s life.
“By Any Means” is the lead track of the forthcoming album of Roc Nation, Reprise, a multi-artist series of songs discussing social justice. A part of the compilation ‘s proceeds will be donated to groups helping victims of police brutality, hate crimes, and other abuses of civil rights.