Stormzy’s sophomore album comes in the form of ‘Heavy Is the Head,’ a 16 track collection featuring singles ‘Vossi Bop,’ ‘Wiley Flow,’ ‘Crown‘ and ‘Own It.’ The album’s title and central theme explores the weight of expectation on Big Mike following his recent successes. It’s a kind of humble brag that allows Stormzy to make consistent reference to the fact that he’s right at the top of his game, whilst acknowledging that he struggles with the weight of that expectation. It’s absolutely a worthy follow-up to his spectacular debut ‘Gang Signs & Prayer‘ that follows the same willing formula that sees Stormzy balance honest introspection, chart-facing accessibility, and hard-hitting bars and beats. Stream below via SoundCloud.
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