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Stormzy: 'This Is What I Mean', Friendship with Adele, and Performing Live | Apple Music
- Published on Mar 28, 2023 veröffentlicht
- After a breakthrough debut, countless awards, and a step back to reflect on what’s really important to him, Stormzy is back with his third studio album, ‘This Is What I Mean’.
Stormzy sits down with Zane Lowe in London for a wide-ranging conversation ahead of the release of 'This Is What I Mean.' He reflects on his much-needed time away from the industry, his choice to leave social media, and how his friendship with fellow creatives like Adele has helped him on his journey. The conversation also touches on his lyrics responding to the media's treatment of Meghan Markle, his respect for Jay-Z and others who have paved the way, and how he thinks about adapting his music for the stage.
Following a reflective break and strengthening of his relationship with God, Stormzy feels like a better creative, rapper, and overall person-all of which is sure to be reflected in his newest body of work.
Listen to Stormzy on Apple Music: apple.co/StormzyYT
00:00 - London and Social Media
10:11 - Friendship with Adele
19:10 - Letting Go
29:38 - Meghan Markle
38:46 - Father and Jay-Z
48:06 - Performing Live
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Comments • 116
Man Zane is one the greatest Interviewers of our time. Got to give the man his flowers. His ability to create comfort with his guests is unmatched. Then the ornate ability to pull gold from them is another thing. Stormzy is a king! What an album, the way he carries himself is a beautiful thing.
Zane is the king of these conversations. his style of allowing the GUest speak then collect info without interrupting the replies
He does research too he knows exactly who he is talking to and what to ask so the audience knows too
It’s a beautiful album, the peaceful energy really transcends. Much needed these days
Bad Blood is healing, it’s been on repeat since it came out. Best album out there right now, vulnerable, spiritual and raw. Thankful for artists like Stormzy✨
The levels the lord has allowed Stormzy to reach it is good that he is able to put it in music.
I love Zane Lowe's interviews
This interview is phenomenal. Stormzy for sharing his faith in true vulnerability and Zane for flowing masterfully and listening.
I will remember the day I listened to this interview because the alignment and timing divine! Thank you Stormzy & Zane!
This interview is what we all need to hear. Great conversation between two great men.
Spot in young lady! 👌🏾
Always been a great Zane fan, seeing Stormzy and him talking so openly is so inspiring. I could watch this again and learn so much. I love it
Always in awe of how talented some interviewers are. And it's definitely not the first time I thought about it when talking about Apple Music Interviews! Y'all ready picked the best of the best🤍
Also I'm excited to learn more about Stormzy! Haven't really connected to his music yet, but this interview made me feel so understood. Can't wait to listen to his album!
Thank you so much for this experience. I loved it🫂
Stormzy has got me saying overstand and now it's just normal to😅.....Great interview and even a much better album loved every bit of it😍
I was homeless and then started sleeping on a family member couch. I was in ministry I usually came home late on weekends. Family member became upset why. I explained but to no avail. I was asked to leave, sleeping in the church and one night the Lord spoke out clearly, "I will settle you" I got a roommate and today 3yrs later I own a home, a very decent one. His promises are yes and amen 🙏
Wow amen, God bless you 🙏🏾
Not just another interview. This was THE interview. Interviewer knew lyrics even better than the author!! Wow. It wasn’t just interview based on research, he is genuinely a fan 🎉
I have never listened to Stormzy’s music, but what a beautiful soul he is!!
You should give it a try :)
THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL! and his laugh is so contagious 💛
Total respect to Stormzy. Great interview 👍
I loved this interview. And I needed this interview 🙏🏾
Amazing interview - you can tell how much he has grown as a artist. Side note: I really want his tracksuit!
This album is a masterpiece and watching these interviews of Stormzy speaking about the art and the process of creating it makes it just so much more. Let God do it and you will have more confidence in what you create. It’s not yours but God’s. wow!
What a beautiful interview, didn't know Stormzy and I'm super fulfilled, plus the album is astonishing!
The album is great
What a beautiful conversation!
Amazing thank you Zane for insightful interviews as always!!
This conversation was beautiful
Zane, I've loved you for as long as I can remember, but this area you have stepped into. This where you are right now, Robbie, Harry, Michael you make men open up and be them. I am SO HERE for this energy, I'm a genx stormzy fan , adore the man, the talent the mind his spirituality inspires me. This is strength, this is what the world needs. Thank you Zane, Love Michelle ❤️
That's so lovely!
Honest and real conversation with stormzy. Love ❤
5:21 I wish more rappers would be this honest about the negative effects cannabis can have on some people's mental health. Important grown up discussion. 👍🏿
The problems are already solved or are not resolved
In my experience the solutions
Definitely! big up Stormzy for keeping it real. He’s a solid down to earth guy. Love him
Stormzy just gets it man. Quality interview!
Inspirational vulnerable and honest ❤
What a conversation!
Favorite Album of 2022!!! 💙 Fckin love it!!
Amazing interview. Thanks! 🙏🏻
May His presence go before you
And behind you, and beside you
All around you, and within you
He is with you!
Fantastic interview man. So calm, I nearly fell asleep hahaha
today hide and seek came on the radio in the shop and it made me the happiest. i love this man
Zane lowe and Storm got some kind of chemistry.
Love conversations like this
❤ Stormzy SO HONEST 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
This is just perfect.
This interview makes me so proud to be a Christian! The peace you’re looking for, can only be found in Jesus. He. Changes. Lives.
Love this 👏
❤ this is different , love it
MY GOD I FRIGGIN LOVE THIS!! So humble and just honesty! Truth! This interview is so humbling! Stormzy is soo grounded, I feel this is the best version of him, like hes trying to be the best version of him, do himself proud! Hands down loved this interview was DEEEEEP!
Personally, this is by far my favourite album like every track you don't think it can get better but boy you do it again.
With regards to Jamal, may he RIP - Beautiful soul. Loved his energy! He literally was everything anyone said he was - you fly high with those angels, beautiful soul, person.
Mr Stormzy be proud, feel proud, do you, be you - Stay Humble always & look after Mumzy always ❤💯🙌🙏
M A T U R I T Y
Stormzy, if you ever get to read this…God isn’t finished with you!
I made a routine of listening to your album most mornings before work. The Holy Spirit track…I hear Jesus in that song every time!
I’ve never listened to any of your albums back to back, until this one - and I have with this at least 5 times - back to back!
You may have done this album for you, selfishly…but this is the most generous expression of selfishness I know cz it’s blessed my life! God bless!
When u find God then u find all u need
@Stormz i feel this
Stormzy is the MAN ;D
God be praised for this growth in his life!
LIFE giving STORM🏞, STORMZY Stay blessed
This Interview was a Sermon
Stormzy is very evolved!
THE FIRST 20 MINS, LISTEN - IT IS WORTH IT - FOR ALL
Love these sitdowns
Feeling energy? I believe many creative people are sensitive to this and reducing wifi and social media, yes I get it. I feel lucky to have lived in a pre Internet time. x
Bare chatting about Zane, yeah good interviewer but nice to see an African man being able to voice our true identity, which is our spiritual concept of the Human existence. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
It’s quite mind blowing to what large extent I can relate with Stormzy from some of the tunes on Gang Signs & Prayer, Heavy is the Head and This what I mean, then even more deeply on this particular interview. 👌🏾
Honestly, we’ve got to know God for ourselves. “God encounters” are good but there is the next and deeper level - God consciousness. 🤍
I love this
The real king of England 👑
Lovely chap. Need to give new LP another couple of spins.
Zane, your killing me. Fred…again. Now this.
“Cah many men wish death on me
When Banksy put the vest on me
Felt like god was testin' me”
Zane is special
I love the way Big Mike talk 👍
I love Stromzy and I so happy he’s in a good place but …”god…like, god…like….god..god…like”
Can talk and talk and talk but the album is still brutal
In a good way or bad? Haven’t heard it yet
I give the album a 6/10 🤷🏽♂️
9:20 that right there..
relatable, no filler too
Wonderful interview...but me waiting for Stormzy to straighten his foot that looks half twisted off 😵😵💫🤣
This video has soo many likes that will never ever be accounted for.🤭
is anyone going to talk about that flying thing outside at the end
Hey Mike we need to see it in 2025 you can show me around it!
Lool 23:12 the answer is no and respectfully music making is not meant to feel like that. This is what happens when the industry chooses you and the people don't.
At 43:50 what is that flying through the air above Zane's head?!?!?!?
@N D Ya you're right
Looks like part of a crane cable rig to me(?)
you seem nice but time will tell xx
he for real cause he the same rappin
such cool cat mane
If laundering likes on youtube was a thing, this video would be number one on FBI's laundering Blacklist.
so Nice to be, my lovely friend 💕 love this stry of 1 life ❤ mr 💖 bulyam like 👌
SO PRADA YOU
The Calling Innit ;)
Its came out again.
You should try & tame your tongue stormzy
Nairobi my city
nothing to do that Americanism the richest market
@Tina Murray lol
Stormzy you are a Friend vom ED Sheeran,Adele is the arrogant Woman from the Musician,ED sing better than Adele.....
ZEN0POLLY TAKE ME HOME 🤍🕊💍