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Stormzy releases new track & talks upcoming Glastonbury gig

NEW MUSIC: Stormzy

STORMZY HAS said he’s ready to show the world why he should be headlining Glastonbury in his first interview since dropping new track ‘Vossi Bop’.

Appearing on BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast Show this morning (Apr 26), Stormzy spoke to 1Xtra’s Dotty about new music and his upcoming Glastonbury slot.

In the interview, the MC revealed that he’d been sitting on the tune for about three years. 2016 was the first time he teased the song on his Snapchat and explained how he didn’t strategically hold back the song - “it happened organically.”

The duo also discussed the making of new music, with Stormzy discussing why he took some time off. “I needed the break… recoup and really focus on the album and on my artistry,” he said.

“I had to look into myself and say this is the second stage of my career…second album, how do you level up and I really honed into my craft and dedicated these past two years to making an incredible album that impresses myself in the sense of I know what I can do and know what I have achieved, and I know the quality of music I’ve made this far but this whole two years has been about levelling up.”

And with his upcoming headlining slot at Glastonbury - one that has been both celebrated and criticised - the south London rapper is keen to let people know that he is a “serious musician.”

“I’m not just Stormzy as in popular for whatever reason…I’m there because I am a serious musician. I’m kind of done talking - there’s a build-up and this time round I’m ready…I got the album and we are going to show the world exactly why I should be headlining Glastonbury…and exactly why I managed to get here in my career.”

Listen to Stormzy’s new track Vossi Bop below:

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