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WATCH: Little Simz drops thought-provoking video for “Gratitude ft. The Hics”

UK rapper Little Simz has just released the video clip to her single Gratitude (ft. The Hics). This is the second video to come from her killer 2015 album A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons, following on from the ominous clip for lead single Dead Body. Not one to slow down, the video also follows on from her recent post-album collaborative singles, Don’t Forget with Hit-Boy, and N.M.D.B with DiamondDahi.

Directed by Jeremy Cole, the clip was filmed at the #FeesMustFall protests which took place in October this year, in Cape Town, South Africa. The protests began in the wake of an announcement that a local university was raising its fees by more than 10 per cent in 2016.

The video features scenes of massive street protests, classrooms, scenery and more, interspersed with footage of Simz herself. The clip is not only visually engaging, but it documents and celebrates the “spirit of change”, with the event reflecting the lyrics in a particularly relevant, thought-provoking manner.

A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons is out now.

Little Simz is touring Australia next year, dates below and grab tickets here:

23 Feb Sydney, Australia – GoodGod Small Club 
24 Feb Melbourne, Australia – Howler 
25 Feb Brisbane, Australia – TBC Club 
26 Feb Perth, Australia – Perth Festival

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