Little Simz Shares New Cut "Wings" Off Her Upcoming Debut LP
Little Simz performs in Paris (Photo by Mr. Mass for Okayplayer)
Finally treating fans to their first taste of her upcoming self-titled debut LP, UK rapper Little Simz has shared a new song, "Wings." The track has arrived by way of a new live video, in which we see Simz standing alone before a black backdrop. But just wait--after a minute passes the camera pans and lights go up to reveal a full live band, which helps buffet Simz's brilliant performance and allow her new single to, yes, soar. If "Wings" is truly the first proper taste of her long-awaited record, than all the time Simz has taken seems to be more than worth it.
In an exchange with The Fader, Simz referred to the track as something other than a single. "It's a mission statement," she asserted, "It's time for me to show and prove and I'm more than ready to make my mark." The MC went on to stress that her new record has been titled A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons, and that it's a concept album devoid of obvious singles. While that may sound unorthodox to many, if what's in store for us is an LP full of intensity that matches "Wings," we're in for a very impressive piece of work indeed. Watch Simz's deeply emotive live clip for the track below, and scope her remaining summer tour schedule after the jump.
Little Simz Fall 2015 Tour Dates:
August 12 – BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
August 13-15 – Way Out West Festival 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden
August 20-22 – PUKKLEPOP FESTIVAL 2015, Hasselt, Belgium
September 02-06 – Outlook Festival 2015, Pula, Croatia