One of the UK’s most captivating voices Little Simz releases her highly-anticipated new album. GREY Area is a melting pot of neo-soul, deep funk and experimental pop, without neglecting Simz’s hip hop and grime roots. The album includes features from Cleo Sol, Chronixx, Little Dragon and Michael Kiwanuka, who help illustrate Simz’s fully realized artistic vision on the project.
There is little doubt that 2019 will be Little Simz’ year. After two critically acclaimed albums, and collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Kehlani, she is finally coming into her own with GREY Area, coming across as experienced, free and at times ferocious – navigating through this world with political awareness, intelligence and integrity.
Simbi Ajikawo, crowned Little Simz, lets her work do the talking – and her prolific releases and boundary-breaking achievements clearly tell a story of a pioneering Hip Hop artist who leads the way on her own terms. Giving lauded, energetic performances, critically acclaimed albums, sold-out headline shows around the world, and international tours with the likes of Gorillaz, Anderson, Paak and Ab-Soul, this visionary 24 year old woman from North London is living out her childhood dreams to heights of excellence – and inspiring her generation to do the same.
As her acclaim and achievements continue to build – with MOBO nominations for Best Hip Hop Act and Best Female Act, Little Simz was the first independent UK artist to make the Forbes List of 30 Under 30 in Europe, and to rap in the televised US BET Hip Hop Awards’ Cypher – many respected peers and legends have voiced their admiration of her talents; with Compton’s Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar declaring her to be “one of the illest doing this right now,” the iconic Ms. Lauryn Hill handpicking Simz to be a special guest on her Diaspora Calling! US tour, and dynamic virtual band Gorillaz featuring her on their crowd-pleasing single “Garage Palace” before taking her around the world to perform on their Humanz Tour.
Hear GREY Area above, and see below for upcoming tour dates, full album info and to read more about Little Simz.
Little Simz has also dropped a ferocious Live Lounge session on BBC Radio One Extra – watch “Selfish” for a taste here.
Praise for GREY Area:
“It’s thrilling in its own right, and leaves one eagerly anticipating where she goes next.” – Metro
“Once again, she is king…” – DIY
“…her third album provides the most crystalline evidence of her talents to date…” – Q
“Little Simz balances idiosyncrasy with big tunes on her winning third album” – The Observer
★★★★★ – Metro
★★★★★ – NME
Artist of the Week – The Observer
Track listing for ‘GREY Area’
3. Selfish (ft. Cleo Sol)
4. Wounds (ft. Chronixx)
6. 101 FM
7. Pressure (ft. Little Dragon)
9. Sherbert Sunset
10. Flowers (ft. Michael Kiwanuka)
Find out more about Little Simz here…