Stormzy is back with a new song called “Mel Made Me Do It.” The seven-minute single arrives with a nearly 11-minute video directed by the filmmaker KLVDR, which includes cameos from an eclectic cast of characters including track star Usain Bolt, documentarian Louis Theroux, and soccer manager José Mourinho. Check it out below.
Stormzy’s sophomore album Heavy Is the Head was released in 2019. The UK rapper released four singles ahead of the full LP: “Vossi Bop,” “Crown,” “Wiley Flow,” and “Own It.” In 2020, he won a BRIT Award and released “Still Disappointed,” a diss track continuing his longstanding feud with fellow grime MC Wiley.
Read Pitchfork’s Rising feature “Stormzy: Grime Heavyweight” from 2016.