A little more than a year after the release of her critically acclaimed third studio LP Grey Area, Little Simz has revealed a new EP titled Drop 6, which sees five new tracks from the London emcee. Created while in complete isolation, Simz explained in a very lengthy Instagram post how the project came together during the Coronavirus-induced quarantine:
“I started working on an EP early April, with a plan to finish it by the end of the month. Around mid-April I got disheartened and started getting in my own way... “This isn’t good enough, people won’t like this, it’s s***, the mix is trash,” everything negative under the sun. My neighbour told me to turn the music down one day, he’s working from home... After serious procrastination I decided to stop being a lil b***h and cry baby and knuckle down on the EP. I gassed myself up, There’s no one else here, I’m alone, I had to. It started to feel good. I started to get really excited, wheeling myself up, spudding myself. I had to. Then I completed it. and when? End of the month just as I’d set out too. Things come full circle in the end don’t they?”
Grey Area was released last March and saw ten tracks and features from Cleo Sol, Little Dragon, Chronixx, and Michael Kiwanuka. Prior to that, she mades waves with her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons and Stillness in Wonderland in 2015 and 2016, respectively. She’s also well-known for her previous five installments of her AGE 101 EPs... presumably, Drop 6 serves as the sixth volume in the series.
Press play on Drop 6 below. In related news, Little Simz has also been spending her time in quarantine learning how to play the guitar — her clip of guitar tips has been added below as well.