British rapper Little Simz has dropped a majestic new single, “Introvert.”
Embedded within bombastic orchestral flourishes, Simz’s politically charged verses on “Introvert” touch upon subjects from identity and race to injustice and oppression. “I study humans that makes me an anthropologist / I’m not into politics but I know it’s dark time / Part of the world still living apartheid,” Simz raps.
Its accompanying music video, directed by Salomon Ligthelm, serves extravagant visuals that mirror her words, finding beauty in a tapestry of violent landscapes. As the rapper moves expressively with a dance troupe in London’s Natural History Museum, the video alternates between scenes of civil resistance, clashes with police, and personal home videos from the rapper. She closes the track on an inspiring note of solidarity: “I’m a Black woman and I’m a proud one / We walk in blind faith not knowing the outcome / But as long as we’re unified, then we’ve already won.”
The single will lead her next album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, due for release on September 3 via Age 101. Produced by Simz with frequent collaborator Inflo, its sprawling 19-song tracklist enlists the likes of Cleo Sol, Obongjayar, and The Crown actress Emma Corrin.
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is the London rapper’s fourth full-length album, following 2019’s Grey Area, which was shortlisted for 2019’s Mercury Prize. Last year, Simz revived an old mixtape series by releasing the Drop 6 EP. In 2019, the British MC also starred in the Netflix revival of crime drama Top Boy.
Watch the video for “Introvert” here: