Militant in its perspective and bold in its delivery, Little Simz’ new single ‘Introvert’ is anything but. Its opening percussion thuds like a marching band, creating a rising tension that never falls, leaving the listener on edge throughout. The first track from her forthcoming album ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ [which, when initialised, spells her contracted first name, Simbi] sees Little Simz unleash an emotive set of lyrics, backed by rich orchestral sounds.
“I hate the thought of just being a burden
I hate that these conversations are surfaced
Simz the artist or Simbi the person?
To you I’m smiling, but really, I’m hurting”
Since the release her most recent offering, EP ‘Drop 6,’ during lockdown, Little Simz has largely been quiet. ‘Introvert’ sees the rapper return with ferocity, emboldening the sense of poetic justice built into ‘GREY Area‘ and opening up about everything from “corrupt government officials” to broken homes and poverty. Accompanied by a troupe of dancers draped in earthy tones, the Ivor Novello award-winning artist unapologetically stomps around the Natural History Museum; each step poised with purpose. As such, this new single is more than the announcement fans have been waiting for, ‘Introvert’ is a battle cry. Little Simz is back and not here to play, stream below via YouTube.