The British rapper is getting ready to release his highly anticipated album next month.
Stormzy, 29, announced earlier this week that his This Is “What I Mean” album will be available for streaming on November 25th through 0207 Def Jam/Interscope Records, and to capitalize on the hype, he also released a new track called “Hide & Seek”.
According to The Fader, this new release was produced by PRGRSHN, Owen Cutts, and P2J, and contains vocals by Äyanna, Teni The Entertainer, and Oxlade.
Stormzy’s upcoming album is said to have been written throughout the COVID-19 pandemic while he spent time on Osea Island, just off the coast of Essex, where he invited a string of producers, musicians, and collaborators to join him on making some musical magic.
“When you hear about music camps they always sound intense and somber,” the “Let Me Down” singer shared in a press release. “People saying: ‘We need to make an album.’ ‘We need to make some hit records.’ But this felt beautifully free. We’re all musicians but we weren’t always doing music. Some days we played football or walked around taking pictures. And the bi-product to that was very beautiful music.”
Stream “Hide & Seek” on Spotify or Apple Music below, and look out for Stormzy’s This Is What I Mean album due out at the end of November.
How you gonna tell me that it’s never gonna work now?
Type of shit to make me put a verse down
Worse now, ’cause we made our bed and we gotta lay in it
Thought it wasn’t hard for me but every day it is