Stormzy - Crown [Video]
He may have delivered his first ever number one UK single ‘Vossi Bop’ back in April which had the UK up and moving but Stormzy is now stripping it all back with a six-piece choir in his new single ‘Crown,’ released alongside a performance visual.
Produced by MJ Cole and Jimmy Napes, the visuals sees the grime artist in a studio singing alongside a gospel choir while delivering some back to back bars. He sings “I have my reasons and life has its lessons, I tried to be grateful and count all my blessings, but heavy is the head that wears the crown.” The single addresses how Stormzy feels about the magnitude of his current status, as the UK’s most successful rap/grime artist.
Stormzy also uses the single to address the backlash he received for deciding to set up a Cambridge University Scholarship Scheme, exclusive to black students who are underrepresented at the prestigious institution. He silences his critics by stating, “they said it’s racist, that’s not anti-white, it’s pro-black.”
Stormzy will be headlining Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage next Friday, which is no doubt one of his biggest moves in his career thus far. ‘Crown’ is set to be the second single from his forthcoming album following up his debut release, ‘Gang Signs and Prayers’ back in 2017.
Watch the video below and stream ‘Crown’ via Spotify.