Little Simz was gone for a minute, but she’s back with a new album and the same scrappy spirit that made early listeners put her in their daily rotation (and an endorsement from Kendrick Lamar). Born Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo to Nigerian parents, the North Londoner and one of the most formidable MCs in the game is gearing up to release GREY Area in March 2019, which will feature her recently released singles, including “Selfish” and "Boss," a self-empowerment anthem.
And at 25, the soft-spoken lyricist’s superpower is her ability to relate to other twenty-somethings to help them navigate growing pains. "No one warned me it was going to be this hard," she said to BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac of her forthcoming album. "It feels like a grey area—which is why I called the album that. I definitely feel like this is my best work." As she eyes its release, it’s clear she’s doubling down on who she is in voice and artistry, but embracing the unpredictable journey ahead as a voice of her generation.