Stormzy says 3rd album on the way

Stormzy has announced that his third album is due to be unveiled this year, Independent reports.

The report adds that the British artiste revealed the news to fans during the first night of his Heavy is the Head UK tour, which launched in Cardiff, Wales, on Sunday 13 March.

A video was played that included behind-the-scenes footage from the studio, showing Stormzy’s journey in recording his forthcoming project.

It concluded with confirmation that the album will arrive this year and is available to pre-order now.

As a “personal gesture of gratitude to his loyal and supportive fans who have waited almost two years for the UK shows”, a press statement said, fans attending the UK dates will be given the first opportunity to pre-order the album.

More details on the record will be announced at a later date.

Stormzy’s second album, Heavy is the Head, was released in 2019 to both critical and commercial success.

In a four-star review, The Independent praised him for making the effort to test himself “emotionally as well as artistically”.

“Over bold brass arrangements, Stormzy rattles out ripostes to critics who have pressured him or attempted to ‘wind me up’, all the while he remains uncertain about where to go next. He may have started out that way, but the following 15 tracks herald a man who knows exactly who he is,” the review said.

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