- 22 Nov 19
After announcing his highly anticipated second album Heavy Is The Head on Tuesday, British Musician, Stormzy has today unveiled his new single ‘Own It’ featuring musical heavyweights, Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy.
The latest track from Stormzy, ‘Own It’ is yet another supremely slick release from the modern-day musician. With Stormzy’s South London flow aligned to a dancehall-tinged production, he sits confidently alongside Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy while rapping empowering and uplifting words about a female love interest.
Directed by British director Nathan James Tettey, the accompanying visual was shot across a plethora of London locations.
Stormzy’s forthcoming album, Heavy Is The Head marks the exciting return of the multi award-winning phenomenon and is a record which has been produced entirely by Stormzy himself.
Aside from Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy, the album will also feature vocals from more of the most exciting musicians of this generation - all of whom have been hand-picked by Stormzy including, Aitch, Headie One, H.E.R., Tiana Major9 and YEBBA with production from Fred Gibson, Fraser T Smith, T-Minus and others.
This is the third track Stormzy has dropped off Heavy Is The Head. In April he made his remarkable return to the spotlight where he unveiled ‘Vossi Bop’, his first release since 2017.
‘Vossi Bop’ broke the record for the biggest week one streams for a British Rapper, ever, with streams accumulating to over 12.7 million and earned the artist a spot in the top 5 position in the Irish Charts for five consecutive weeks.
Shortly after he unveiled the stunning ‘Crown’ before unveiling his latest release ‘Wiley Flow’ – where he paid homage to British MC, Wiley.
Before Stormzy released his platinum-selling #1 debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer in February 2017, many would merely have called him one of the most promising rappers on the UK scene. Nearly three years on however, that description is utterly inadequate.
A showman like no other, his remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism.
Despite being out of the musical spotlight last year, he has been an active philanthropist. In July 2018 Stormzy launched ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ – a studentship which funds the study of two black students, each year, at Cambridge University.
Building momentum with impassioned support from his devoted fan base, Stormzy is now the proud possessor of over 25 awards including; 2 BRIT Awards, an Ivor Novello, 6 MOBO Awards, a Q Award, an MTV EMA, a BBC Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, 3 AIM Awards, 2 BET Awards, 2 British GQ Awards, and many more.
Heavy Is The Head comes out on Friday, 13 December and can be pre-ordered here. In the meantime, check out the video for 'Own It' below.
Stormzy, Heavy Is The Head Track-listing
1. Big Michael
2. Audacity (feat. Headie One)
4. Rainfall (feat. Tiana Major9)
5. Rachael’s Little Brother
7. Do Better
8. Don’t Forget to Breathe (feat. YEBBA) (Interlude)
9. One Second (feat. H.E.R.)
10. Pop Boy (feat. Aitch)
11. Own It (feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy)
12. Wiley Flow
16. Vossi Bop