Stormzy is back, this time showing a gentler side. In light of his upcoming debut album, the UK MC dropped ‘Birthday Girl’, a special dedication to his one and only. Released on his Soundcloud, the tune is a fresh departure from his usual grime style. The 808 is calming, his vocals are peaceful. The result? A relaxed, down-tempo tune and we’re loving it. If this is any indication, expect a diverse, multi-faceted debut album.
That was for the Mrs but I hope any girl that hears it can vibe to it and play it on their birthday also and feel special #BirthdayGirl
— #MERKY (@Stormzy1) August 14, 2016
Stormzy’s been a busy man as of late – he’ll be landing on Australian soil next month as he hits up 2016’s Listen Out fest alongside Anderson .Paak, A$AP Ferg, and Yung Lean (among others). For now, check out the new track below and prepare to swoon. While we (impatiently) wait for more fresh tunes, let’s reminisce on his highlights so far. Watch ‘Shut Up’, ‘Know Me From’ and ‘Scary’ in the gallery above.