With acts such as Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino headlining this years Coachella Festival, you could almost forgive The Guardian for forgetting that one the best female British acts for year’s was about to take the headline spot at Coachella’s notorious Gobi stage.
After watching arguably one of the most mundane performances I’ve ever seen by Black And Yellow singer, Wiz Khalfia, the much needed change between hype-beast culture and real music needed to be addressed and this is where Little Simz and her three piece support band made me believe that there was still hope for a festival which was founded to highlight indie music across the west coast of America.
The crowd, a breathe of fresh air from the usual instagram generation which is usually found throwing up peace signs next to the iconic ‘chella’ ferris wheel. A mix of a few hundred British and American fans were treated to a performance filled with passion, energy and spirit over the course of an hour as Little Simz made the way through her recently released GREY Area album.
Entering the stage performing Boss through a megaphone definitely brought in a few more could be fans from the outskirts of the stage and created a feeling of collectiveness among fans who may have not previously known what they were going to receive.
For the first time this weekend, I didn’t witness a mass exodus during a performance after their hit song was performed which was certainly the case with Sheck Wes.
The crowd hung onto every word coming out of Simz mouth.
Little Simz should take pride in a performance which did the U.K. a great service. It will be a long time until we see her on the main Coachella or Sahara stage, but these little steps make a huge difference over time.
Editor Review – 9/10