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Olivia Stock
22 June 2023, 12:40

Stormzy is working on new music in the studio

“I’ll just go to the studio and however I feel that day, that’s what I do.”

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Ollie Adegboye

Stormzy has shared that he is working on new music following the release of his third LP last November.

In an interview with Rolling Stone UK earlier this week (20th June), Stormzy – real name Michael Ebenezer – revealed that he is back in the studio following the release of 2022’s ‘This Is What I Mean’, his first album in three years.

When asked about his progress, the rapper shared, “I think I’m just where I’m meant to be, and I’m who I’m meant to be and I’m doing what I’m meant to do. I think the album reaffirmed my confidence, and it let me know that I should always stick to my guns, and I should always be brave.”

He continued: “I’ll just go to the studio and however I feel that day, that’s what I do. I try not to be super premeditated. There are times when I’m intentional if I need to be intentional when it’s like, ‘This is what I’m doing. I want to make this kind of song’. But I just go there and I just pray to God, I’ll literally pray to God, and everyone in the room prays and we’ll say, ‘Let’s see where the Spirit takes us today.’”

In April, Stormzy was nominated at The Ivors’ 2023 for his recent single, ‘Hide & Seek’, produced by rising London talent, PRGRSHN. The Tottenham rapper’s publishing imprint, #Merky Books, recently hosted a two-day literature festival at London's Roundhouse as part of the In The Round Festival. Speaking about the festival, Stormzy said: "I'm so proud that we're able to offer a free festival to inspire young creatives.”

In anticipation of new music, revisit Stormzy’s latest LP below.