Singers Jorja Smith and Celeste to host new series for BBC Radio 3 celebrating 'comforting' music
The singer-songwriters will each host playlist-style programmes celebrating melancholic, down-tempo music from all genres
BBC Radio 3 is launching two new 'mood-led' series from Brit Award-winning singer-songwriters Jorja Smith and Celeste.
The first series, 'Tearjerker with Jorja Smith', begins this Saturday, followed by 'Downtime Symphony with Celeste' the week after.
Grammy-nominated Jorja Smith's programme is centred around the concept of having a safe space to listen to music and shed a tear. Each week, she will explore the healing powers of melancholic music, spanning all genres from Beethoven to James Blake.
Celeste's programme, meanwhile, will feature down-tempo tracks from various fusion styles including classical/house, hip-hop and jazz fusion.
Tearjerker with Jorja Smith will be broadcast weekly on Sundays at 5am on BBC Radio 3 andBBC Sounds, starting on Saturday 16 January. Downtime Symphony with Celeste will begin the following Sunday at 6am and will continue weekly on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds.
Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.