Little Simz – “The Hamptons”

After the bracing rhyme blitz of most recent single “Bars Simzson,” London’s Little Simz returns with something a bit mellower and more reflective, but no less impressive. With a gorgeous Da-P production in tow, Simz dives into her aspirations, balancing her brashness and razor sharp flow with a pensiveness that suggests emotional territory still left to explore. ‘The Hamptons” deftly explores the tensions present in a young, rising artist’s life, the splintering of the private sphere between art, work, and personal life‚Äďand the often unavoidable collisions that occur. It’s a compelling next step from one of the more intriguing British rap talents in recent memory.