Crown

Album: Yet to be titled (2019)
Charted: 4
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  • Lyrics
  • As one of the UK's leading rappers, Stormzy is a voice of the young black youth. During this melodic track, he talks about his struggles to deal with the responsibility.

    I tried to be grateful and count all my blessings
    But heavy is the head that wears the crown


    Being at the top of the rap game places a huge amount of pressure on Stormzy.
  • Stormzy is backed on the track by a seven-piece choir, the UK-based LJ Singers. They previously sang on Sam Smith's hit tune "Pray."
  • The song was produced by:

    London producer Jimmy Napes, who has collaborated with Sam Smith on many of his hits, including "Stay With Me" and "Too Good At Goodbyes." His other credits include Disclosure's "Latch" and Clean Bandit's "Rather Be."

    MJ Cole, whose 1998 song "Sincere" was one of the earliest garage records to break into the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart. Two years later he became a major artist to write and record a UK garage album. Since then, Cole has produced for artists across the musical spectrum, including Dizzee Rascal's "Bassline Junkie" and remixes for the likes of Delilah ("Shades of Grey") and Example ("One More Day (Stay With Me)"). Game of Thrones actor Raleigh Ritchie's 2014 song "Stronger Than Ever" became a hit single in the UK thanks to an MJ Cole remix.
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