Stormzy’s new album ‘Heavy Is The Head’ samples the ‘Tracy Beaker’ theme tune and fans are loving it

The grime MC released his new album 'Heavy Is The Head' today (December 13)

A song on Stormzy’s new album, ‘Heavy Is The Head’, features the theme tune from Tracy Beaker.

‘Superheroes’ – a song celebrating the black youth of Britain – ends with the grime MC singing lyrics from Keisha White’s ‘Someday’.

White’s track is best known as the theme song from the CBBC show The Story Of Tracy Beaker, which aired between 2002 and 2005.


As fans shared their reactions to ‘Heavy Is The Head’, which was released earlier today (December 13), many picked up on the interpolation. “Hearing that @stormzy Tracy Beaker sample made my shit day a little better,” wrote @Looksunshine on Twitter. “I can’t lie I almost cried!”

“First @peppapig tweets about Stormzy’s new album, now stormzy sings the tracy beaker theme tune?” Added @JamieVBM. “@Stormzy is taking over the UK Childrens TV Scene.”

Others called using part of the song the “ultimate throwback” and called for Stormzy to given a Grammy for the work. See those tweets and more reaction below.


‘Heavy Is The Head’ also features a collaboration with drill rapper Headie One called ‘Audacity’, which was released earlier this week (December 11). Elsewhere, Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy, Yebba, Aitch, Tiana Major9, and Grammy-winning R&B singer H.E.R. also appear on the record.

Meanwhile, Stormzy was one of many figures from the world of entertainment to share their thoughts on the results of the UK General Election this morning. Although he did not comment himself, the MC shared a tweet from writer Mehdi Hasan, which described predicted exit poll results as a “dark day for minorities in the UK”.


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