Out March 1, 2019 on Age 101 via AWAL
Listen to new track ‘Selfish’ now
One of the UK hip-hop’s most potent, prolific young voices, Little Simz has announced her third album GREY Area – due out March 1st on her own label Age 101 via AWAL Recordings. To celebrate she has shared a new track, ‘Selfish’, featuring the soulful tones of West London singer-songwriter, Cleo Sol, which premiered earlier in the week as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1. Simz’s natural talent for rapping is met by funk inflected production with Sol on a deeply catchy chorus.
From the moment she burst onto the scene with the inspired one-two album punch of A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons and Stillness in Wonderland, it’s been blazingly obvious that Simz is a pioneering hip hop artist who leads the way on her own terms. Giving lauded, energetic performances, headlining sold out shows around the world, and collaborating with the likes of Gorillaz 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. The artwork for single ‘Selfish’ is the fourth instalment of single art directed and photographed by Little Simz, featuring Letitia Wright.
GREY Area continues to cement Little Simz as a prominent artist not only in the UK, but across the globe, with her genre-bending sound and the undeniable honesty of her lyrics. The album is a glorious melting pot of neo-soul, deep funk and experimental pop, without neglecting her roots of hip-hop and grime, providing a deeply personal commentary on her own life experiences alongside wider observations in society. Little Simz comes across experienced, free and at times ferocious – navigating through this world with political awareness, intelligence and integrity.