Both trailblazers in their own right, it was only a matter of time before Little Simz and BADBADNOTGOOD teamed up for a track, and that day is finally here. Thanks to the all time legends at Red Bull, we now have a fresh new track titled Our Conversations to kick off the week in style.
Since Simz recorded her debut album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons (read our review here) at the London Red Bull studios earlier this year, the young rapper has obviously been in cahoots with the tastemakers ever since. Now she’s joined forces with them again for their 20 before 16 series, and has jumped on the impeccably lush sounds from Canadian trio BADBADNOTGOOD, and thus Our Conversations was born.
Citing the collaboration as one “she has long dreamed of”, Little Simz’ spitfire flow sounds right at home over BBNG’s dreamy, jazzy soundscape. Her inspirational and very real lyrics, something we have come to expect from Simz, hit hard in the verses before the hazy hook comes in. It’s so chilled, so mellow and so damn good.
The 20 before 16 series is about “20 days, 20 artists, 20 exclusive tracks to take you into 2016,” and Our Conversations is the final instalment in the series. Mr Carmack, Elliphant, Touch Sensitive and more have all contributed tracks to the series, which are available for free download (if you’re one of the first 1000 to get on it). Head here to see the whole list of songs, and listen to Our Conversations below. You can also read our interview with Little Simz here.