Back in September, Little Simz liberated her critically acclaimed fourth album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, a 19-track body of work that saw a couple of assists from Cleo Sol and Obongjayar. In addition to topping UK’s Independent and R&B Albums charts, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert also landed Simz within the top five of the Official Albums chart, making it her highest charting to date.
Last month, the British talent dropped off a new visual from the LP for the emotionally charged standout “I Love You, I Hate You,” which came courtesy of Jeremy Ngatho Cole and matched the song’s energy with shots of an older man at odds with a young woman, seemingly mirroring Simz’s own relationship (or lack thereof) with her father. Today, she unveils a short film of the same name that she created in conjunction with WeTransfer, Pulse Films, and director Sam Pilling.
Said short film begins with a little girl seemingly playing hide-and-seek in the woods with a father that isn’t there, before switching to Simz playing the character Sage. Throughout the clip, we see her dealing with past issues with the aid of close friend Annie and love interest Omar, with plenty of emotional roller coasters contained within the 22-minute clip. Another track from Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, the relationship-heavy “I See You,” can be heard as the credits roll.
Simz spoke more on said film via press release:
“I Love You, I Hate You is the story of abandonment. How trauma can affect us in our adult lives if never confronted. I wanted to make this film because I feel it’s a universal story that many people can relate to. It’s been incredible to work with a partner like WePresent (the digital arts platform of WeTransfer) who are so invested in telling stories like this. They understood and trusted my vision from the jump and had my back to create the film I set out to make.”
Check it all out below.