"Offence" was released as a single on 17 September 2018. "Boss" was released as a single on 23 September 2018. "101 FM" was released as a single on 4 December 2018. "Selfish" was released on 16 January 2019 along with the announcement of Grey Area.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 89, based on 12 reviews.
Kyann-Sian Williams of NME praised the album, giving it a perfect score and saying, "Across these 10 tracks, Simz utilises her most valuable commodity: honesty. Having stripped away the narrative cloak that shrouded the highlights of 'Stillness In Wonderland', she's crafted a knockout record – and finally come true on her early promise. This is the best rap record of the year so far." William Rosebury of The Line of Best Fit said, "It's brave but vulnerable, energetic but reflective and youthful but wise. If you listen to any Little Simz track, you'll know instantly she's a great MC, but with this project she has stepped beyond that to become a uniquely gifted artist. An incredible album."