Little Simz Travels To Cape Town In Her New Video For "Gratitude"

Little Simz Gratitude Video

In her gorgeous new video for "Gratitude," UK rapper Little Simz offers up a brief but touching portrait of South Africa in a moment of protest. Students calling for a stop to tuition hikes poured into the streets and squares of Cape Town, and in the midst of it all Simz captured something unforgettable--scenes that no director's storyboard could have hoped to manifest.

In an interview with Red Bull, Simz stressed that shooting in Cape Town was a way for her to "reconnect with a place that’s close to me."

"I still have family there, but I've honestly not made the effort to reach out. It had to happen in my own time. My mum kept saying 'You need to go, you need to go'. But I had to do it for myself," she said. Little Simz worked with her longtime collaborator director Jeremy Cole for the "Gratitude" clip, and their creative synergy helps make the clip bristle with rapt emotion; watch the video below, and take a glance at Little Simz's new set of 2016 tour dates after the jump.

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Little Simz 2016 Tour Dates:

Sunday 17 January 2016 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark

Monday 18 January 2016 - Atlas, Aarhus, Denmark

Tuesday 19 January 2016 - Posten, Odense, Denmark

Wednesday 20 January 2016 - Yaam, Berlin, Germany

Friday 22 January 2016 - Milosc, Warsaw, Poland

Saturday 23 January 2016 - Chapeu Rouge, Prague, Czech Republic

Sunday 24 January 2016 - Flex, Vienna, Austria

Tuesday 26 January 2016 - Luxor, Cologne, Germany

Friday 29 January 2016 - Exil, Zürich, Switzerland

Saturday 30 January 2016 - Club Bonsoir, Bern, Switzerland

Tuesday 02 February 2016 - Le 106, Rouen, France

Wednesday 03 February 2016 - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

Friday 05 February 2016 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Saturday 06 February 2016 - Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany

Monday 08 February 2016 - O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Tuesday 09 February 2016 - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK

Wednesday 10 February 2016 - Waterfront, Norwich, UK

Friday 12 February 2016 - Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds, UK

Saturday 13 February 2016 - The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK

Monday 15 February 2016 - The Garage, Glasgow, UK

Tuesday 16 February 2016 - O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

Wednesday 17 February 2016 - The Haunt, Brighton, UK

Saturday 20 February 2016 - Splore Festival, Auckland, New Zealand

Tuesday 23 February 2016 - Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Wednesday 24 February 2016 - Howler, Brunswick, VIC, Australia

Thursday 25 February 2016 - TBC Club, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Friday 26 February 2016 - Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA, Australia