Little Simz Finds ‘Comfort’ in Songwriting E! News UK

Little Simz finds “comfort” in songwriting.

The 28-year-old rap star – real name Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo – has “always loved” putting her thoughts and feelings into a song and explained that the “purpose” of her work is “very important” to her.

She said: “I’ve always found comfort in putting things on paper – I communicate best when I express myself in writing. Purpose is so important to me. I always want to act with it. With music or words, people think they hear the sound, but they don’t hear – they hear the intent If it’s there in the writing and the production, that’s why, when somebody plays a chord specific to the piano, it can move you to tears.”

The ‘Introvert’ hitmaker – who won a BRIT Award for her efforts in music and received the Musician award at the 2022 Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards on Thursday (10.11.22) – added that she wants to give ‘everything’ to her young fans and believes she was “blessed” by a higher power with her talent.

She told the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “”I hope this gives the public the impression of experiencing something big and engaging together, which they will tell their children in 20 years. I’m not comparing myself to her, but you know that thing when someone tells you they got to see Beyoncé? I’d like people to feel that about my shows and be able to say, “I was there.” It makes me want to give them everything. It’s my personal belief that I’m a human being, and it doesn’t seem fair to me to take credit for all these gifts I have… I must be blessed somehow . There have been shows where I’ve been on the verge of passing out or throwing up, and I feel like it wasn’t just me that got me through the performance. I always feel like something is supporting me, supporting me, caring for me – and has plans for me. For me, it just helps to know that it’s above me – it’s not really about me.

The December/January issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK goes on sale November 11. To find out more visit https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/littlesimz

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