Album cover artwork for Little Simz with white vinyl record popping out“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens,” Carl Jung wrote.

Little Simz takes both views. The North London artist is recognised as one of the most original and gifted young voices in hip hop. A creative, curious, and empathetic writer, Simz finds clarity in confusion. Last year’s Drop 6 EP landed in the midst of lockdown with lines on confinement and connection. GREY AREA from 2019 was a vivid coming-of-age record, describing the doubts and discoveries of youth.

“Introvert is essentially me finding power within my introversion,” Simz has said in conversation with i-D. “Turning inwards and finding peace within myself amongst all the chaos that’s happening in the world; just trying to centre myself, ground myself, and ask myself real and honest questions in order to grow.”

At the heart of the album is I Love You, in which Simz confronts complicated relationships with family, and their complex blend of emotional extremes. Woman, featuring Cleo Sol, is a “a soulful love letter to women around the world”, and Rollin Stone is a charged electronic beat showcasing Simz’ commanding flow.

The entire album is a generous display of talent and insight, supported by production from long-time friend and collaborator Inflo.

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz is out Sep 3 via Age 101.

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