Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., a.k.a. Stormzy makes an iconic comeback with his latest release “Mel Made Me Do It.” The single is accompanied by an 11-minute video filled with one of the most popular public figures of our times.
“Mel Made Me Do It” is the British grime rapper’s first solo work in three years. With its progessive beats and subtle instrumentation, the 7-minute song confirms Stormzy’s unapologetic attitude and confidence. Directed by KLVDR, the video features over 35 cameos, including Dave, Headie One, Little Simz, Louis Theroux, Malorie Blackman, José Mourinho, and Usain Bolt.
Stormzy yells out staggering lyrics, “I’ve been the goat for so long I/ guess it’s not exciting when I win/ Boohoo, someone grab the violins/ Every time I try a ting, top bins/ like Haile when he sings/ So of course, they don’t like me/ I’m the king/ Aight, tell me why oh why/ would I reply to him?” The singer-songwriter comes together with Stylo G and Wretch 32, who delivers an unsparing monologue narrated by actress Michaela Coel, “Today, we speak about foundation/Many great Black influential giants have touched people, from soul to soul, throughout many generations.”
“Mel Made Me Do It” is said to appear on Stormzy’s upcoming third album, which is set to be released this year. His previous album Heavy Is The Head dropped in 2019.
Watch the star-studded video on YouTube: