Little Simz, 21, recently released a strong visual offering from her debut album, A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons.

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For “Gratitude,” Simz traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, alongside director Jeremy Cole and visual artist/activist Imraan Christian, to capture footage from the recent #FeesMustFall protests. The video balances tension from police and protesters with a feeling of optimism towards change.

The protests were held in reaction to the fees universities in South Africa hold, showcasing tension from police and protesters. The authentic footage pairs well with the song, with themes of storytelling, gratitude and the power the new generation of academics and activists hold.


The track “Gratitude” features English electronic band The Hics.