Stormzy's new album This Is What I Mean is coming Nov. 25, he confirmed on Friday. Along with the announcement comes new music as well with his new song "Hide & Seek."
The new track was produced by PRGRSHN and P2J, along with additional vocals from British singer Äyanna and Nigerian singers Oxlade and Teni, making for a soulful experience. The song is paired with a lush set of visuals directed by Meji Alabi.
"When you hear about music camps they always sound intense and sombre,” says Stormzy, reflecting on his experience leading into this record. "People saying: 'We need to make an album.' 'We need to make some hit records.' But this felt beautifully free. We’re all musicians but we weren’t always doing music. Some days we played football or walked around taking pictures. And the bi-product to that was very beautiful music."
He continues: "Because when you marry that ethos with world class musicians and the best producers, writers and artists in the world, and we’re in one space, that’s a recipe for something that no one can really imagine. You can’t even calculate what that’s going to come up with. And it came up with a big chunk of this album."
Watch the new video now.