In her effort to solve the impossibility of being young and indecisive coupled with the sensory overload of trekking across Europe , she has improved as a songwriter and storyteller. She is so grounded in her perspective that even her examinations of societal decay feel deeply personal. She buoys these probing looks into the heart of darkness with intimate glimpses from inside her life in motion.
The drudgery of touring, the struggle of modern relationships, processing the trauma of a friend getting murdered, each handled with a delicate and deft touch that never dulls her piercing flows.
These are the songs of a woman responding to a nebulous time by making her own way forward. This is the best rap record of the year so far. The Independent UK. What Simz does here is phenomenal. This is an album--and artist--to cherish. The Observer UK. It swings. It grooves. From start to finish, GREY Area reveals a young rapper who has seen success in her career, but is still sorting herself out in her real life. No Ripcord. On the whole, it's a smart and satisfying record.
If she can achieve such mass appeal on an independent release, it will be fascinating to see where she goes if she agrees to sign with a label. Hopefully it won't trip up her laser focus on what matters: herself. The Wire. All this publication's reviews. User Reviews. Write a Review.
Positive: 20 out of Little Simz conspicuously got her stance laying bare; questioning life, self-worth, and death feels like staples. Album of the year. And I Album of the year. Venom, FM and Flowers are also standout tracks. What makes this album strong isn't the production and her rapping ability, which are great in themselves. It's the straightforwardness, What makes this album strong isn't the production and her rapping ability, which are great in themselves. It's the straightforwardness, intentionality, the cleanness of every bar and the way it fits into the concept as a whole.
Retrieved 9 March Retrieved 29 September Authority control MBRG : cb7-c93cdbc7de0bed2. Categories : albums Little Simz albums. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Hip hop. Age Inflo Sigurd Astronote. Stillness in Wonderland Grey Area Drop 6 Vice Expert Witness.