‘Birthday Girl’ was posted for his partner Maya Jama’s big day
Stormzy has shared a new song which he wrote for his girlfriend.
Stormzy has dated DJ and TV presenter Maya Jama for around a year, making their romance public last November.
Jama, a DJ for Rinse FM and MTV host, celebrated her 22nd birthday yesterday (Sunday), when Stormzy posted ‘Birthday Girl’ on Soundcloud.
Although not his regular grime style, the ballad ‘Birthday Girl’ will be familiar from Stormzy’s Beats 1 show, where he regularly adopts the guise of lothario singer Sexual Chocolate.
The lyrics to ‘Birthday Girl’ include “Word on road, you’re the birthday girl/Don’t be sad on your birthday, girl”.
Stormzy, who celebrated his 23rd birthday by hiring out Thorpe Park in July, has vowed to release his debut album this summer after first appearing with his mixtape ‘168’ in 2013. Since then, he’s released singles including ‘Know Me From’, ‘Shut Up’ and ‘Scary’. He’s also guested on singles by Chip, Lethal Bizzle and Solo 45.
Stormzy was also today (August 15) announced as the winner of the AIM Awards prize for Innovator. He will receive the trophy at the AIM Awards for independent music on September 6 at London’s The Brewery. He joins Outstanding Contribution winner Roisin Murphy and Pionner recipient Richard Russell of XL Records.