Little Simz has just spent an afternoon stranded on the side of a road in London when she logs onto Zoom. You wouldn’t be able to tell from her demeanor, though — she seems palpably unbothered. “It was just a whole thing,” she says, explaining how her driver got a flat tire.
The 27-year-old rapper, born Simbiatu “Simbi” Ajikawo, speaks with clarity and calmness, like someone approaching their own private kind of zen. She makes music the same way. Her fourth studio album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, released earlier this month, is the result of a years-long quest for knowledge from an artist who’s laser-focused on uncovering her true self. It would take more than a little car trouble to shake her now.