We navigate multiple worlds on a daily basis. Through the updates beaming at us through our screens, the pages of the novel we’re consuming on our commute, the series we’re binge-watching on Netflix and the alternative realities being spun to us by the media. Some of these are positive, some are negative - it’s really all a matter of perspective.
Little Simz is doing her best to keep her head above water; chasing her white rabbit across parallel dimensions as she searches for inner-peace, not just for herself, but those around her too. ‘Stillness In Wonderland’: it’s the name of her second album, but to her, her Space Age family and their core fans, it’s so much more. Her contemporary reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, comes at a time in which escapism is perhaps more vital than ever before.
“Art is open for interpretation,” says the 22-year-old, taking a break from her heavy rehearsal schedule. “How ever anyone wants to look at the story of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is completely up to them. I feel like everyone is Alice, everyone has their White Rabbit and everyone is in their own little Wonderland - it’s a universal concept. And it was coinciding with the events that were happening in my life; this industry is a bit of a maze, [the lines are blurred] between what’s real and what’s not.”