Anyone who has witnessed Little Simz in full flow on a stage will know that live, she is a force to be reckoned with – potent, furious, vital and never anything less than fully compelling. There is little doubt that Little Simz is already having a very big year. In the last month or so alone, she delivered a powerful one-two punch in the form of her back to back singles, “Introvert” and “Woman”, the latter of which she also made her directorial debut. Then, she announced the release of her hotly anticipated new album “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert”, a sprawling 19 track odyssey that will be hurtling towards us September 3rd on Age 101. Indeed, 2021 (and beyond) is hers for the taking.
In Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, there’s a central question that Little Simz keeps coming back to: “Simz the artist or Simbi the person?”
The line comes in the album’s epic scream of an opener, Introvert. With an urgent delivery against a thundering orchestra, Simz confronts both the deeply personal (“Close to success but from happiness I’m the furthest”) and the highly political; “All we see is broken homes here and poverty / Corrupt government officials lies and atrocities.” Introvert is both a rallying war cry for an activist generation forged in fire and a study of the personal internal conflict that drives the rest of the album; Simz the artist or Simbi the person?
With Mercury and Mobo nominations, Ivor Novello and NME Awards, a critically garlanded music career and a starring role in Top Boy, one of the most talked about Netflix reboots under her belt, Simz has undoubtedly had a meteoric few years, coming a long way from her start handing out mixtapes in the school playground. There’s no question she was always poised for success though; she has always been an artist – wildly ambitious, fiercely talented and devoted to her work – for as long as she can remember.
18.01.2022 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Huxleys Neue Welt | Hasenheide 107 – 113 | 10967 Berlin