It’s fair to say that Stormzy holds an insurmountable power over the UK in 2019. All eyes are on him, and doesn’t he just know it. Check the cover, in which the man himself observes his union jack bulletproof vest, easily recognisable from his Glastonbury performance. Heavy Is The Head, his second full-length LP, finds the South London emcee on profusely self-aware form, balancing deck-your-face-in bravado tempered by existential angst. Such is the lot of the reluctant monarch.
Audacity (feat. Headie One)
Rainfall (feat. Tiana Major9)
Rachael’s Little Brother
Don’t Forget to Breathe (feat. YEBBA) (Interlude)
One Second (feat. H.E.R.)
Pop Boy (feat. Aitch)
Own It (feat. Burna Boy & Ed Sheeran)