"It's going really well, I'd like to think"
Stormzy has revealed that he’s working on his second album and that progress on it is “going really well” so far.
The London MC released his debut ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ in February 2017. Reviewing the album, NME‘s Jordan Bassett wrote at the time: “The south London grime don delivers a knockout debut that’s brash and pensive in equal measure”.
Speaking on the red carpet at the Ivor Novello awards earlier today (Thursday, May 31), Stormzy confirmed: “I’m working on my second album now. It’s going really well, I’d like to think.”
Asked what the album was sounding like and whether he could reveal any special guests, Stormzy replied: “I will not reveal anything. You’ll just hear it, then we’ll go from there.”
Stormzy is among the nominees for this afternoon’s Ivor Novello awards. He’s up for Best Contemporary Song for his track ‘Don’t Cry For Me’ and the Album Award for ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’.
It was recently confirmed that Stormzy will be returning to Ibiza Rocks 2018 to host his own #MERKY festival for a second year running.
Extended to a two-day event in July, Mercury Prize nominated rapper J Hus, South London’s Ms Banks and Birmingham grime artist Jaykae are all set to play, along with Suspect, New Cross MC P Money, and Star One. YBE, Kiss FM DJ Majestic, and hip hop DJ Tiffany Calver.
Krept x Konan, London’s Not3s, and chart-topping pop newcomer Mabel also join the bill for the second day of the event, as well as Nottingham duo Young T & Bugsey, London artist Ramz, and rising DJ Rachael Anson. Stormzy is set to headline the Tuesday event on July 3.