Stormzy drops new Henry Scholfield-directed visuals for “Vossi Bop” single
UK rap superstar Stormzy unveiled his highly-anticipated new single a few days ago.
The release of “Vossi Bop” comes hand-in-hand with the news that the Merky Records artist will be headlining Glastonbury Festival, the world’s biggest music festival, this coming June.
You can find the video for “Vossi Bop” below along with the accompanying press release.
British musician Stormzy returns with new “Vossi Bop” single
Revealed in the early hours of this morning (BST), “Vossi Bop” marks Stormzy’s first release since 2017 and, the first from his #Merky Records label partnership with Atlantic Records.
Originating from a viral dance created by NL Vossi in 2015, “Vossi Bop” is produced by British producer Chris Andoh and showcases Stormzy’s world class lyricism, signifying a hugely poignant return for the modern-day troubadour. Directed by Henry Scholfield, the accompanying visual sees Stormzy perform in a plethora of iconic London locations including; Westminster Bridge, Silvertown Square and the Bank of England in central London. It also features a cameo appearance from British actor, Idris Elba.
Before Stormzy released his platinum-selling #1 debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer in February 2017, many would merely have called him one of the most promising rappers on the UK scene. Just two years on however, that description is utterly inadequate. A showman like no other, his remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. Known for evolving the underground musical landscape, as well as being a perennial political agitator, Stormzy is a true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism and has become one of the UK’s most inspiring cultural figures.
Despite being out of the ‘musical’ spotlight for over a year, his philanthropy has continued. In July last year, Stormzy launched ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’ – a studentship which funds the study of two black students, each year, at Cambridge University. Subsequent to that, he unveiled #Merky Books, an imprint formed in collaboration with Penguin Random House UK which saw the release of own book ‘Rise Up: The Story So Far’ in November. Shortly after he revealed the imprint’s ‘Writers’ Prize’ – an initiative which looks for the best authors of the next generation. Adding further strings to his bow, the Ghanaian MC also announced his very own music record label #Merky Records in January 2018 – a subsidiary of Atlantic Records UK – which will look to sign the hottest new and emerging talent.
Further to Stormzy’s incredible rise within his recorded music, the Croydon-born MC will soon break records in the live sphere by becoming the first-ever British MC to headline Glastonbury Festival, the world’s biggest music festival, this coming June. Soon after, he’ll head to Ibiza for his annual #Merky Festival – a 2-day event which hosts some of the UK most in-demand artists. This year the festival sold-out in 48 hours, marking the first time – in Ibiza history – for a ticketed event to have all tickets sold off of the island, prior to the event.
Building momentum with impassioned support from his devoted fan base, Stormzy is now the proud possessor of 24 awards including; 2 x BRIT Awards, 1 x Ivor Novello Award, 6 x MOBO Awards, 1 x Q Award, 1 x MTV EMA, 1 x BBC Music Award, 1 x Teen Choice Award, 3 x AIM Awards, 2 x BET Awards, 1 x British GQ Award, 2 x Global Awards and more.
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