After releasing 4 mixtapes + 5 EPs, today sees the release of A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS, the highly anticipated debut album from the 21 year old Hip Hop phenomenon known as Little Simz.
Released on her own independent label (AGE 101: MUSIC) the conceptual 10 track debut album (featuring the anthemic cuts "WINGS" + "DEAD BODY"), which focuses on the subject of fame and it's effects, features production from her SPACE AGE + AGE 101: MUSIC affiliates Josh Arcé and OTG, alongside Prezident Jeff, DEEZY, Tiffany Gouché, Sigurd, IAMNOBODI and The Hics (who are also the only featured artists on the LP).
The Award-winning North London born rapper + musician who has made her mark on a global scale with a series of critically acclaimed mixtapes and EPs, earning her global accolade as she soon became tipped to watch by the likes of VEVO, Red Bull, The Independent, BBC, The Guardian amongst many, landing her nominations for a bevy of awards including BET, MOBO and WORLDWIDE AWARDS (where she scooped up the Breakthrough Artist Of The Year trophy), public support from hip hop legends and peers alike.
“I’m in the best place in life right now. I finished my album, A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons, I've signed to myself and got my own label - AGE 101: Music and I'm a very fortunate position where I'm able to put the album out on my own terms.
This is an album without singles, it's a complete body of work, a concept album. It's time for me to show and prove and I'm more than ready to make my mark” - Little Simz.
released October 30, 2015
1. PERSONS (PROD: JOSH ARCÉ | ADDITIONAL VOCALS: DERRICK ‘WUNDAH’ CYRUS) | 2. WINGS
(PROD: IAMNOBODI | GUITAR: GEORDAN R-C) | 3. THE LIGHTS (PROD: TIFFANY GOUCHE |
ADDITIONAL VOCALS: TILLA ARCE | CELLO: IZZI DUNN) | 4. TAINTED (PROD: OTG |
additional prod: JOSH ARCÉ | CELLO: IZZI DUNN) | 5. GRATITUDE FEAT THE HICS (PROD: THE
HICS) | 6. GOD BLESS MARY (PROD.: SIGURD | ADDITIONAL VOCALS: TATIANA | CELLO: IZZI
DUNN) | 7. DEAD BODY (PROD.: PREZIDENT JEFF + DEEZY) | 8. FULL OR EMPTY (PROD.: OTG
ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION: MATTHEW BROWN + MJ ALLEN) | 9. THIS IS NOT AN OUTRO
(PROD.: OTG) | 10. FALLEN (PROD.: IAMNOBODI | ADDITIONAL VOCALS: TILLA ARCE)
ALL LYRICS BY: SIMBIATU AJIKAWO AKA LITTLE SIMZ*
(*APART FROM TRACK 5, WRITTEN BY SIMBIATU AJIKAWO, SAM PAUL EVANS + ROXANE DAYETTE)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: LITTLE SIMZ
EXECUTIVE A&R: EDDIE ‘VERSETTI’ SMITH
RECORDED + ENGINEERED + MIXED BY: BRENDON HARDING @ RED BULL STUDIOS LONDON
MASTERED BY: CLAUDIO CUENI
ART DIRECTION BY: AGENT SMITH
COVER ILLUSTRATION BY: GUI SOARES
P + C 2015 AGE 101: MUSIC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED COPYING, REPRODUCING, HIRING, LENDING,
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE + BROADCASTING PROHIBITED.
supported by 33 fans who also own “A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons”
It reminds me of a time I don't think I'll see again. A place in history that seemed endless in possiblity, but was always tethered to an eight year term. This is what my halcyon days sound like. James