Little Simz announces 2022 North American tour

Photos: Courtesy of the publicist; Nwaka Okparaeke
Photos: Courtesy of the publicist; Nwaka Okparaeke

Today, Little Simz announces her North American Tour. This announcement arrives on the heels of the release of her highly-praised fourth album, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, which Stereogum called her “most accomplished album to date.”

The ten-date North American tour kicks off on May 1, 2022 in Portland and wraps on May 25 in New York City. Along the way, Simz will hit Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and DC. Ahead of the tour, Simz recently made her US late night television debut on The Tonight Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, where she performed her track ‘Woman’, in addition to appearing for a performance of ‘Woman’ and three other tracks from the album on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series earlier this month.

Hailed by everyone from Billboard and Rolling Stone to Entertainment Weekly and Elle as one of the records of the year, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ is every bit as vivid, dense, and striking as its slew of varied singles suggests, from the epic opening missive of ‘Introvert’ followed by the gorgeous swoon of ‘Woman’, the stark, chilly tones of ‘Rollin Stone’ to the orchestral sweep of ‘I Love You, I Hate You’ and ‘Point And Kill’ featuring Obongjayar.

The ensuing tracks of ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’, produced by Inflo in LA and London, run into each other seamlessly and enlist the rapidly emergent likes of Cleo Sol, Obongjayar and even ‘The Crown’ actress Emma Corrin, to create a kind of rangy, nimble storytelling which conjures up the febrile, strident world we live in with an unflinching energy and vividness. These songs are flash-lit Polaroids, ready framed and developing before our very eyes, and their creator is nowhere and everywhere, documenting a new natural history in which moments of tenderness (‘Miss Understood’) coexist with shocking violence (‘Little Q Pt 2’), and unabashed celebrations of femininity sit alongside deeply personal glimpses of introspection (‘I See You’).

Listen to ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ below.

Written by Manny King John

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