Stormzy's new single ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ arrives with star-studded music video
Guest appearances include José Mourinho, Usain Bolt, Zeze Millz, Louis Theroux, Ian Wright and many more
Stormzy is back with his first solo single in nearly three years titled ‘Mel Made Me Do It’, in reference to the influence of his long-time stylist Melissa's Wardrobe.
Along with the new track comes a cameo-packed music video which includes a range of 30 well-loved celebrities from JME to José Mourinho.
Stormzy opens the seven-minute track rapping: "I've been the goat for so long I guess it's not exciting when I win. So of course, they don't like me, I'm the king."
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Feature verses on ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ come from Stylo G and a monologue from Wretch 32 written by screenwriter and actress Michaela Coel.
This emotional monologue by Coel reads: “Today, we speak about foundation. Many great Black influential giants have touched people, from soul to soul, throughout many generations.
“It’s often ‘greatness’ comes to mind, but footballing legends like make Ian Wright greatness come to sight. Our DNA empowers us. We can make a song and dance out of everything. Our genes are enriched – it seems there is not a seam out of place in our fabric…”
The music video quick surpassed one million views on YouTube within hours of its release, with many eyes attracted to the huge list of guest appearances.
Directed by KLVDR, stars in the video include the likes of Usain Bolt, Louis Theroux, Jonathan Ross, Ian Wright, José Mourinho and many more.
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From the music world, Little Simz, JME, Headie One, Dave, No Signal FM and others also appear in the video.
It is now rumoured that ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ will appear on Stormzy’s upcoming third album, which he said will be out at the end of the year in an announcement during the first show of his UK tour.
While performing in Cardiff, a video played showing shots of Stormzy in the studio recording his new LP. The last shot of the video displayed: “Album 3. Coming 2022.”
Watch Stormzy’s ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ music video below.
Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Video and Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter