We owe plenty to Red Bull Sound Select for bringing us plenty of great end-of-the-year collaborations (Gallant & James Fauntleroy, TOKiMONSTA & Anderson .Paak) due to their 20 Before 16 series. Over the course of the last month, the drink company has joined artists from across the globe for 19 songs before 2016 started, and today we get the 20th and final song in the series as Little Simz and BADBADNOTGOOD join for “Our Conversations.”
When the trio from Toronto rolls onto the Internet, it’s never a question of whether or not the sounds they produce will please the ear, but it’s more of a question of how the person putting words over the sounds will handle it. The U.K.’s Little Simz takes this buttery, bass-and-drum-led production to invite us into conversations she’s having with a caring figure in her life. Though a self-proclaimed introvert, Simz offers an up-front proclamation that takes time to form a relationship with her. Though she insists she isn’t worth chasing, the chorus seems to take the voice of the opposing view point: “If I wait for you, don’t say to me, ‘don’t waste all your time with me.'” As much as Simz wants to fight it, this person is willing to put in whatever work it takes to be with her.
Stream “Our Conversations” below, and head to Red Bull’s website to download the single.