Stormzy believes the outcome of today’s General Election result feels like a “dark cloud”. The Conservative Party swept away the contenders in the election with a majority win. In conversation with Radio 1 Xtra, the rapper was in the midst of promoting his second album ‘Heavy Is The Head’, as updates reached him of the election.
He recently backed Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn for the position in 10 Downing Street ahead of today’s result, of which he said, “As soon as it hit midnight I was signing albums. But it was like a dark cloud, you could feel it,”
“It’s in the air,” he added. “It’s in your bones”.
Prior to the Conservative’s runaway win, the Vossi Bop hitmaker described Corbyn as “the first man in a position of power who is committed to giving the power back to the people and helping those who need a helping hand from the government the most.”
However, he described Boris Johnson as a “sinister man”.
The rapper went further, stating Johnson had a “long record of lying and policies that have absolutely no regard for the people that our government should be committed to helping and empowering.”
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Stormzy and Tracy Beaker collab is the only thing getting me through this day
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Away from the politics, a track from his next album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’ features the iconic Tracey Beaker theme tune. He sings lyrics sampled from Keisha White’s ‘Someday’, the theme to the hit series. It aired from 2002 to 2005.
Social media reactions to the sample from the hit theme have been positive, as seen in a couple of tweets above.
More recently, Stormzy released his latest single, ‘Own It’, featuring Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran on November 21. The single was released on Friday 21. It can be heard through the Youtube link below.
His album also contains features from Headie One, H.E.R, Yebba, Aitch and Tiana Major9.