A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons

Little Simz - A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons
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Based on 11 reviews
2015 Ratings: #173 / 1002
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Based on 233 ratings
2015 Ratings: #272
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This stuff is very good. Best song is Wings.


Definitely a version of Little Simz still trying to find her exact voice, but man, the tracklist is so tight, you can forgive a mundane song or two. I turn into a high school girl singing in her bed alone every time Gratitude comes on, I swear. Wings is incredibly wavy with nothing but a piano melody and Simz's voice giving you balance over the trance-y and bass-y noises. Dead Body is understandably loud and in your face, and Fallen sounds as fragile as a lone, falling feather. If you fuck with ... read more


Little Simz's debut, A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons, is clear from the get go, what Little Simz wanted form a style and her message but yet she hasn't necessary completely found it but she manages to create an engaging, powerful record which is for a debut LP tight and very cohesive even if the last 2 songs don't stick in my mind as much, this is very impressive and show her clear direction to the sound which she later would accomplish.

Track Review

Persons 7.5/10.
Wings 8.5/10.
The ... read more


Simz's debut sounds fantastic but lacks a bit of personality.


The first half of Little Simz debut is your standard "I made it" album with some corny bars, nothing too special.
The second half of this album is carried by Little Simz amazing flows on some amazing instrumentals making some of the most unique rap songs I've heard in awhile. (GOD I am obsessed with her voice), I will definetly check her other stuff out now!

Overall this album is a pretty good debut from Little Simz and I probably like it more than I should :´)


(First Listen) - 78

It's been about a year since I first listened to SIMBI and I've been meaning to get around to Simz discog ever since. I must say, this debut really surprised me. There was a bigger stylistic difference that what I would have originally anticipated. Sure, I didn't necessarily expect a debut project to have the same cohesiveness or cinematic nature that SIMBI has, but there's a pretty stark difference in the beat choices and general production here, There's a more electronic, ... read more

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Track List

  1. Persons
  2. Wings
  3. The Lights
  4. Tainted
  5. Gratitude (feat. The Hics)
  6. God Bless Mary
  7. Dead Body
  8. Full or Empty
  9. This is Not an Outro
  10. Fallen
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Added on: August 24, 2015