Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2
by Stormzy (featuring MNEK)

Album: Gang Signs & Prayer (2017)
Charted: 7

Songfacts®:

  • This features a vocal contribution by British producer MNEK., whose also sang on hit tunes by Gorgon City ("Ready For Your Love") and Zara Larsson ("Never Forget You"). Stormzy explained to The Fader why he asked MNEK to jump on this tune:

    "You know when you're watching churches, and a lady or a man in the choir just takes it away, and it's just like, Flipping heck, and everyone just feels it in their soul? I was like, 'I want someone to do that. I want someone to come and take this tune where I can't take it.' I listen to a lot of radio, and a lot of pop and R&B. I've always clocked with MNEK, he's got such a voice. I was like, I know he can go to church with it.

    He came round to the studio, and it was like watching a magician work. He was able to record his riffs and his [backing vocals] and his harmonies all at once without hearing them back. He took the tune exactly where I wanted it to go."
  • Stormzy also recorded a "Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 1" on which he sings rather than raps.
  • Stormzy invited "fans from all walks of life, religions and communities" to join him on the Nez-directed video, which was filmed on a London housing estate.

    "The lyrics and what the song represents mean a lot to me and I wanted to show a different side to my music," said the Grime MC. "Having the platform to be able to bring people together to celebrate this through a song that is close to my heart and seeing people from every walk of life coming together to sing in the video, all in one place, has been an amazing experience."

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