It’s been a tough few months for Simbiatu Ajikawo. Better known by her stage name ‘Little Simz’, the London rapper has been no stranger to speaking candidly about her mental health struggles in recent weeks. But despite suffering a depressive phase from a combination of living alone and undergoing a breakup, Simz defied the odds by releasing Drop 6, a fiery new EP at the start of May that tackled her demons head on. And what’s more, it looks like she’s not done yet.
an EP by me, to you. Drop 6 – May 6.
— Little Simz (@LittleSimz) April 29, 2020
On Wednesday morning, Simz asked her followers on Twitter if they were “ready for what’s next?”, echoing the similarly enticing question she asked last month ahead of Drop 6’s release: “anyone care for a little EP from your girl?”. Yesterday, she then followed up the tweet with the comment “did you change or did you set boundaries[?]”, a self-actualising statement in keeping with her lyrics from the recent track “one life, might live”: “Know your limit, know your worth, know personal space/Give me that, give me lemons, I’ll make lemonade”.
ready for what’s next? — Little Simz (@LittleSimz) May 20, 2020
Given the strenuous recording process of her last EP, it’s unlikely that Simz is hinting at new material as some fans have speculated. What we haven’t seen, however, are any videos to accompany Drop 6’s release, aside from a short piece of handheld footage Simz posted ahead of the EP’s release (below). We know that frequent collaborator Jeremy Cole (director of the music videos for her singles “Selfish”, “Boss”, and “Age 101”) was behind the project’s stark black and blue cover art. My guess? We should expect a homemade quarantine video directed by Cole coming soon. Watch the clip Simz’s posted on the 2nd of May below:
4 days to go . New music from ya girl on May 6. Save the date pic.twitter.com/fUs5E8rPzS
— Little Simz (@LittleSimz) May 2, 2020