Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Little Simz dives deep into the internal with a massively expanded soundscape on her second album
It feels almost a little reductive to categorise Little Simz as anything when her new album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, draws on hip-hop, jazz, 70s funk and 21st-century grime. Written between London and Berlin, Simz dives deep into the internal on her second album by way of a massively expanded soundscape.
Lead single and album opener Introvert is a bombastic yet intimate exploration of being a young black woman in 21st century Britain and sets the tempo for the 18 songs and spoken word interludes that follow. Speed sees the young MC brashly spitting over industrial electronic sounds, not a million miles away from Kanye West’s radical Yeezus. Protect My Energy is a luscious throwback to Nile Rodgers-inspired funk and a more dramatic take on Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic project. I Love You, I Hate You is a deeply personal tackling of her relationship with her estranged father – putting her elegant flows front and centre over an orchestral beat.
While pulling from here and there, what binds Sometimes I Might Be Introvert together is a flair for the cinematic and the result is an album that's both monumental and an innermost peek into Little Simz’s soul.
Listen to: Introvert, Miss Understood, I Love You, I Hate You