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ロンドンの薔薇を思わせる女性ラッパーLittle Simz(リトル・シムズ)- Woman; I Love You, I Hate You

   

知性の秋にふさわしい優雅さがかっこいい女性ラッパーLittle Simz(リトル・シムズ)。

最近勉強にと思って、アメリカのラップのまとめ動画を観ているんですが、やっぱり当たり前ですが、ラップとはそもそも結構厳しい現実の動画や歌が多く、一言でいうと「ハード」な世界です。甘くないよね。

で、そんななか、甘いわけではなく、シビアなリリックもありながら、かつ優雅な表現を実現している素敵なイギリスの女性ラッパーがええなぁーと思いした。

Little Simz - Woman feat. Cleo Sol (Official Video)

https://youtu.be/zHGf6tmnLYE

3,116,441 回視聴2021/05/07に公開済みLittle Simz
チャンネル登録者数 27.3万人

"Woman" featuring Cleo Sol is taken from my new album 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert'. Listen/buy now: https://littlesimz.ffm.to/simbi.oyd

MVが80年代後半を思わせるはんなりとしたリッチさで、はっとさせられます。
歌詞の中身は気骨のある感じで、またいいですね~。かっこいいなぁ。

Womenの歌詞

[Verse 1: Little Simz]
Naija women, got the melanin drippin'
L-O-N-D-O-N, city girl livin'
In the back, lookin' like fire, chili pepper
Yoruba girl tougher than imperial leather
He was gettin' bitter while she was gettin' better
Diamonds are forever
Miss Sierra Leone, lookin' like a gem
Works hard in the week, party on the weekend
Know you wanna live with no one watchin' how you spend
Got a thing for the finer things and the finer men, hm
Miss Tanzania, she a do or die
Say she want to know more 'bout the Sukuma tribe
We hit the zoot, once wasn't enough
Got an ocean full of knowledge, it was scuba dive
Miss Ethiopia can play so jazzy
Then sit you down and school you on Selassie

[Pre-Chorus: Little Simz]
Tell 'em you're nothin' without a woman, no
Woman to woman, I just wanna see you glow
Tell 'em what's up

[Chorus: Cleo Sol]
I love how you go from zero to one hundred
And leave the dust behind, you've got this
All action, no talk

しかし、ひさびさに、イントロからして魂が震える感覚を味わってしまったのはこちらの曲です。

Little Simz - I Love You, I Hate You (Official Video)

https://youtu.be/GSOFGFagOsY

47,798 回視聴2021/10/25Little Simz
チャンネル登録者数 27.3万人

この人のラップとか音そのものが小説みたい、薫り高い。
香りというより、薫りですことよちょっと新しいフレグランスにワクワクする感じ?素敵どすえ。

I Love You, I Hate Youの歌詞

I Love You, I Hate You

I love you
I hate you
I love you
I hate you
I love you
 
So much, I would give my life for this (I hate you)
If the bullet was the beat, I would probably die for this (I love you)
How many times did I cry for this? (I hate you)
I would hate myself if I didn't at least try for this (I love you)
What's at stake is bigger than me
Blood, tears, how it stains, can't rid it with ease (I hate you)
What we have in common is our pain, we're given the keys (I love you)
To unlock what it takes to fight for what we believe in (I hate you)
Hard to confront the truth of what you see in thе mirror (I love you)
Some peoplе you inspire and others you trigger (I hate you)
Fightin' in blind faith, led by the internal voice (I love you)
You might not wanna do it, but you don't have a choice (I hate you)
Will the pressure take me to new heights or be my demise? (I hate you)
Will my intentions coincide with what I advise? (I hate you)
The people lookin' up to me, doin' everything right (I hate you)
But who am I to tell anyone how to live their life? (I hate you)
Your pain threshold will determine if you survive
I'm amazed by it
Lyin' to myself, pretendin' I was never phased by it
Maybe 'cause you're in my DNA, that's why
 
[Chorus]
I love you
I hate you
I love you
Sometimes, I hate you
Always, I love you
But right now, I hate you
I love you

歌詞見ると簡単な英語だし、別にトリッキーな内容ではないんですが、全体としてたまらなくいい感じです。

感想

しつこいですが秋なんだから、まとめて読書しよう。こういう文化の薫り高い作品に触れると、知的インプットの上質さと大切さを感じ、余計そのように思いました。

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