Living in a lap of luxury doesn’t equate to happiness. Director Rob Akin helps Jorja Smith illustrate this reality in the video for “Home.”
Smith stars as a babysitter to a wealthy family, caring for their child while the parents host a sorirée at their lavish home. The wife attempts to socialize with guests but remains silently suffering from an unspoken tension between her and her husband. Everyone else is too consumed to notice her unhappiness, but somehow Smith doesn’t. Watch above to see how the rest of the video turns out.
“The song is about people in relationships that aren’t healthy or good for them – they deserve better but don’t know any different. It’s about people keeping up appearances,” Smith said in a statement. “This video is reflective of the times I used to babysit whilst growing up, as well as my own family experiences – the video is just a take on what I’ve seen.”
Watch the music video for Jorja Smith’s “Home” above.