After teasing us with various singles over the past few months, Stormzy has finally blessed us with his highly-anticipated album, Heavy Is The Head.
Since returning to the scene earlier this year with his massive hit “Vossi Bop”, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Stormzy’s sophomore album and now that the album has arrived, we can say it was definitely worth the wait.
Following the release of his debut LP Gang Signs & Prayer, Stormzy propelled to stardom and he reflects on his success on much of the album, including his banger with Headie One titled “Audacity” in which he raps: “Flashbacks to Glastonbury”, referencing his iconic performance at the festival this year.
Stormzy’s journey to become a household name was made possible due to his talents as an MC and we’re treated to his skills on the mic on lyric-heavy tracks such as “Big Michael”, “Handsome” and the recently released “Wiley Flow”. Despite this, the rapper does take the time to showcase his versatility as an artist by putting his vocal range on display on various songs, notably on the empowering track “Superheroes” where we hear his melodies towards the end and on “Don’t Forget To Breathe” where Stormzy can be heard harmonising with American songstress Yebba.
From unapologetically hard-hitting tracks such as “Bronze” – in which we hear Stormzy claim the “King of Grime” title – to more heartfelt and honest singles like “Lessons”, the album is filled with a number of different moods and reflect the many different feelings which come with being the people’s champ whose feet are still firmly on the ground.
Listen to Heavy Is The Head below.