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Little Simz

'A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons' (Age 101 Music)

9/10

  • Dave Turner
  • 11 September 2015
Little Simz

Try telling Little Simz that women can't be kings. The 21-year-old swiftly knocks the notion away on opener 'Persons' with the declaration, "Everybody knows that I'm king now". She's got the boxing gloves on here, all aggression-fuelled lyrics over bold, clanging drums, before expressing her softer side as she explores the consequences of fame on floating soother 'The Lights'.

Youthful confidence shines through on 'Tainted' ("Always knew I'd be in this position where I'm killing it") and fair play to her. Snoop Dogg, André 3000, Mos Def and Skepta are all fans, with this assured debut proving why she's rated so highly. Better prepare that throne, then.


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