Stormzy has released a new song, ‘Crown’, a melodic new track backed by a seven-piece choir.
The single is produced by MJ Cole and Jimmy Napes, who co-wrote the track with Stormzy, and it includes vocals by the UK-based choir LJ Singers.
The Grime star, who is set to headline Glastonbury next week, unveiled the first offering from his upcoming second album in April. ‘Vossi Bop’ gave him his first ever UK Number One single, while also clocking up the biggest week of streams ever for a rapper.
Teasing the new single earlier this week, Stormzy wrote on Twitter: “‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ Tomorrow at midnight I release the second single from my forthcoming album. It’s entitled ‘CROWN’.”
“Where words fail, music speaks.” Tomorrow at midnight I release the second single from my forthcoming album. It’s entitled “CROWN” ?❤️ pic.twitter.com/DThLbMUzAP
— #MERKY (@stormzy) June 19, 2019
Further details on the ‘Gang Signs & Prayer‘ follow-up are not yet known.
Stormzy will headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage next Friday night (June 28), joining fellow headliners The Killers and The Cure on Worthy Farm. Speaking of the fast-approaching show in April, Stormzy hit back at those doubting his top-billing.
“There were so many doubters being like, ‘Oh he hasn’t got no number one song’ or, ‘Oh he’s got one album out, he’s not ready’,” he said. “I’m there because I’m a serious musician.
“If you think I got booked for Glastonbury headline to come there and not give you an iconic headline performance, you’ve gone crazy.”