Stormzy Drops New Single “Hide & Seek”
After the announcement of his forthcoming album, This Is What I Mean, Stormzy has dropped a new video for “Hide & Seek,” the lead-single taken from the album which will be available on November 25th via 0207 Def Jam/Interscope Records. Produced by PRGRSHN and P2J, “Hide & Seek’ feature” additional vocals from British singer Äyanna and Nigerian singers Oxlade (currently making waves after his viral hit ‘KU LO SA’,) and Teni.
The single is accompanied by a video directed by Meji Alabi, the clip features British actress Saffron Hocking (best known for playing Lauren in the Netflix show, Top Boy) and depicts Stormzy and Saffron as a couple in love; illustrating purity and the journey a young relationship often takes.
Much of the creative energy that shaped the album emerged from a Stormzy music camp in Osea Island – a remote island in the Essex estuary that’s only accessible via a Roman Causeway for four hours a day at low tide. Surrounded by leading-edge producers and musicians (who will all be unveiled in due course), each and every morning they would eat and pray together and then spend the rest of the time driven to creative heights by each other’s talents. “When you hear about music camps they always sound intense and sombre,” says Stormzy. ““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. Because when you marry that ethos with world class musicians and the best producers, writers and artists in the world, and we’re in one space, that’s a recipe for something that no one can really imagine. You can’t even calculate what that’s going to come up with. And it came up with a big chunk of this album.”
This Is What I Mean
1. Fire + Water
2. This Is What I Mean
5. Need You
6. Hide & Seek
7. My Presidents Are Black
8. Sampha’s Plea
9. Holy Spirit
10. Bad Blood
11. I Got My Smile Back
12. Give It To The Water
Pre-order This Is What I Mean by Stormzy HERE
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