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The killing of her friend Harry Uzoka—stabbed to death in 2018—hung as an unsettling shroud over that album.

Having scooped the Mercury, BRIT and Ivor Novello awards for 2021’s ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, the highly talented Simbiatu Ajikawo takes another creative leap with her fifth Little Simz album ‘NO THANK YOU’. On the minimalist album opener, "Angel", Simz analyses her rise to stardom with a " Prince-style pun" on master ownership. It features a "wall of percussion" resembling "a marching band, West African drumming and rolling breakbeats".Track three, "Silhouette", contains gospel influences, and James Keith of Complex Networks also noted strong gospel elements running throughout the whole album. For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered. Sleek and punky in its musical disposition, it sees Simbi engage with spirituality as well as her experiences in the music industry on a compound of hip-hop, gospel, soul, funk and electronica.

Products labelled '*item fulfilled by Exertis on behalf of hmv' will be supplied to you directly by Exertis via their approved couriers. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Recorded once again with trusted confidant Inflo, Little Simz adds a little more punk rock a lot more classic feel good hip hop to the formula here, with tracks like ‘Silhouette’ and ‘Heart on Fire’ stacking funky breakbeats, stately horns, and immaculately cooed choral backing vocals atop her always deft rhymes to great effect.It was released on 12 December 2022 through the independent label Forever Living Originals after being announced less than a week prior. The songs on No Thank You contain subtle rhythms with orchestral instrumentation, featuring Simz rapping about her music industry experiences, intrapersonal communication, and spiritual revelations. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. From the patter of drums and looping coos that open the album on “Angel,” you’d be forgiven for expecting lullabies or love songs; but with her aim trained on the suits, Simz is unsparing: “They don’t care if your mental is on the brink of something dark/As long as you’re cutting somebody’s payslip/And sending their kids to private school in a spaceship,” she raps in a tight volley, before asking, “Did I stutter? Here, Harry is the opener’s titular angel “listening from heaven on repeat” as Simz discovers clarity, along with the power of saying “no.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.Although it came out digitally at the end of last year, the physical release was this year - and that’s what we’re here to celebrate as we couldn’t let her 4th full-length offering go without proper acknowledgement. Gorilla” was a track that really grew on me, it reminds me of her incredible stage presence during her live performances; of being at ease like she’s always been destined to be there. Less than a week after winning her MOBO Award in December 2022, Simz announced her new album No Thank You on 6 December 2022 via social media, and the album was made available to pre-save digitally.

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