Stormzy has confirmed that his highly anticipated third album ‘This Is What I Mean’ is due out globally on 25 November 2022.

The British rapper has also announced the record’s first official single ‘Hide & Seek’, which will drop globally at midnight tonight (13 October).

Stormzy took to social media to share the news, posting an intimate studio clip of the making of ‘Hide & Seek’, shot during the album music camp at Osea Island in early 2021.



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Described as an intimate love letter to music, ‘This Is What I Mean’ will be the follow-up to Stormzy’s critically acclaimed previous two No.1 records ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ and ‘Heavy Is The Head’.

Discussing the making of the album in a statement Stormzy commented, “When you hear about music camps they always sound intense and sombre…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. 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.”



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Stormzy ‘This Is What I Mean’ Full Album Tracklisting:

Fire + Water
This Is What I Mean
Need You
Hide & Seek
My Presidents Are Black
Sampha’s Plea
Holy Spirit
Bad Blood
I Got My Smile Back
Give It To The Water

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