Little Simz ft. Obongjayar: Point And Kill

Next up is the latest from Little Simz, as she celebrates the release of Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, with a brand new video from the album. Having announced the album back in the early stages of 2021, it’s been a long but worthwhile wait for the fans, as proved by the arrival of another brilliant video. Point And Shoot features Obongjayar, who is only one of two guest artists on the album, alongside regular collaborator, Cleo Sol. The track is produced by Inflo, who is at the helm for the entirety of the project. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is out now on all the usual platforms.

Little Simz: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Ahead of the release of her heavily anticipated album on Friday, Little Simz has shared her recent Tiny Desk performance for NPR. Continuing the lineage of impeccable live performances on a more intimate scale, Simz offers up renditions of four tracks from the album, including Introvert, I Love You I Hate You, Woman and a premiere of Point and Kill, which also features Obongjayar. You can check out the show above and then get your ears ready for the release of Sometimes I Might Be Introvert on Friday (3 September).

Little Simz: I Love You, I Hate You

Little Simz goes four for four, with the arrival of the next single from her forthcoming album. Standing out as the most personal song so far and featuring more stellar production from Inflo, I Love You, I Hate You, continues to pave the way for what is shaping up to be one of the most important albums of the year. Pre-orders for Sometimes I Might Be Introvert are available now, with the release set for 3 September.

SAULT: NINE (Stream)

Another unheralded release from SAULT, save for an enigmatic Instagram post that showed up the other week. NINE marks their fifth album release in two years, ever since they burst on the scene with 5 back in 2019. Once again the album is fuelled by a pro-Black and anti-police stance, with production criss-crossing across multiple genre. Aside from the elusive main players, there is a feature from Little Simz – something I’ve been waiting on for a while – and also a contribution from Michael Ofo, who briefly narrates Mike’s Story, which focuses on his memories of a family tragedy. You can stream the album in full below, plus there are physicals available via Bandcamp.

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Little Simz: Rollin Stone

Despite the three month wait until the album release, Little Simz keeps the anticipation building with yet another new single. Rollin Stone is the third taster we’ve been treated to over the last couple of months and for my money, it’s the one that hits the hardest. That’s mainly thanks to the filthy production, which is a joint affair between regular Simz collaborator, Inflo, and multi-genre specialist, Jakwob. The track is taken from Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, which is due for release on 3 September.

Little Simz ft. Cleo Sol: Woman

Another superb single from Little Simz, successfully adding to the anticipation for her forthcoming album. On Woman, she once again teams up with Cleo Sol, as the pair pay homage to women of colour from across the globe, all tied up with some more stellar production from Inflo. The album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, is due for release on 3 September.

Little Simz: 101 FM (Video)

Another great joint from Little Simz’s recent third album, which has emerged as arguably her strongest work to date. 101 FM is a reflective song about Simz’s early days in the flats, all framed within the nostalgic setting of a pirate radio station. Keep an eye out for cameos from KOjey Radical and Momma Simz too. Grey Area is out now on all the usual platforms.

Little Simz: GREY Area (Stream)

A triumphant and very welcome return for Little Simz as she releases her much anticipated GREY Area album. Following on from 2017’s Stillness in Wonderland and a string of superb singles – Boss, No Offence, Selfish – the London MC hits us with a full length that portrays an artist who has grown in confidence and skill. I was definitely a fan of her earlier projects, but this one seems a lot more accomplished and cohesive than its predecessors. And on GREY Area, Simz seems a lot happier to amplify her voice and her views – see No Offence, Wounds, Venom and Boss for the evidence. The supporting cast helps to make the album the treat it is, with some great features from Chronixx, Little Dragon, Michael Kiwanuka and Cleo Sol. The album is available to stream in full below. Continue reading “Little Simz: GREY Area (Stream)”

Little Simz: 101 FM

Little Simz returns with another great track from her forthcoming album. 101 FM is a decidedly more mellow affair compared to her last single, Offence, with the London MC getting reflective about the old days over some production laced with some form of traditional Chinese instrument (pipa?). No more details on the album release yet, but I would guess we will see its arrival in early 2019.