Back with a surprise album to see out the year Little Simz solidifies herself as one of the greatest lyricists and storytellers in the world today with NO THANK YOU.
Score: 10 / 10
Published: 12 December 2022
Genre: Rap/Hip Hop
Release: NO THANK YOU
Little Simz's latest album NO THANK YOU had a lot of expectations to live up to, considering her critically acclaimed Sometimes I Might Be Introvert record won her the prestigious Mercury Prize. But this album succeeds in almost every way imaginable and further solidifies her status as one of the greatest rappers alive today. It is an impressive feat that showcases Simz's talent for songwriting, flow, rhyme scheme and overall delivery. The beats are fresh and captivating with powerful basslines that drive each track forward. The lyrics are thought-provoking and introspective as Little Simz takes us on a journey through life’s ups and downs while delivering conscious messages throughout. There isn't a single weak moment on this album; it's one cohesive body of work that is sure to please fans both old and new alike. Little Simz has once again proven why she deserves the title of best rapper in the game right now.
Little Simz's latest album NO THANK YOU is an exciting mix of old school style and modern touches. Each track has extended verses from Little Simz that are complemented by minimal choruses, creating a unique sound. The production was handled by Inflo who blended orchestral sections with complex percussions from different regions to create something truly special. To top it off, the addition of a beautiful choir further enhances the listening experience making this album one for music lovers everywhere.
Little Simz' lyrics are powerful and thought-provoking, exploring the complexities of love, relationships, race, religion and self image. She finds new ways to express these topics in her music that haven't been done before. Her collaborator Cleo Sol also adds a soulful element to the album with her bridges and outros. These interludes add depth to Little Simz' songs by providing an additional point of view or perspective on the subjects being discussed. Together they create a unique sound that is both reflective and inspiring.
Little Simz's latest album, NO THANK YOU, is an intense record that demands your attention at all times. At under 50 minutes in length, it packs a punch and doesn't let the listener off easily. This album is a great recommendation for those who even mildly enjoyed Little Simz' previous release Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. With its combination of thoughtful songwriting and mesmerizing music production, this is an album not to be missed by any fan of modern hip hop or alternative R&B.
Created with love by Ben Greener