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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

  • Chad Salvatierra
    Chad Salvatierra 3 months ago +73

    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.

  • Ugandan Allstar
    Ugandan Allstar 3 months ago +96

    Zane is the king of these conversations. his style of allowing the GUest speak then collect info without interrupting the replies

    • LEah
      LEah 3 months ago +2

      He does research too he knows exactly who he is talking to and what to ask so the audience knows too

  • eea1119
    eea1119 3 months ago +89

    It’s a beautiful album, the peaceful energy really transcends. Much needed these days

  • Aurora H. Lee
    Aurora H. Lee 3 months ago +22

    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✨

  • Joseph Nathan
    Joseph Nathan 3 months ago +63

    The levels the lord has allowed Stormzy to reach it is good that he is able to put it in music.

  • Wendie Loston
    Wendie Loston 3 months ago +57

    I love Zane Lowe's interviews

  • Lauren Leavell
    Lauren Leavell 3 months ago +4

    This interview is phenomenal. Stormzy for sharing his faith in true vulnerability and Zane for flowing masterfully and listening.

  • Olivia Ambani
    Olivia Ambani 7 days ago

    I will remember the day I listened to this interview because the alignment and timing divine! Thank you Stormzy & Zane!

  • Deimante Valanc
    Deimante Valanc 3 months ago +2

    This interview is what we all need to hear. Great conversation between two great men.

    • berydale
      berydale 3 months ago

      Spot in young lady! 👌🏾

  • Nigel Arthur
    Nigel Arthur 3 months ago +2

    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

  • theobe
    theobe 3 months ago +3

    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🫂

  • musicismylife
    musicismylife Month ago

    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😍

  • Playlist Gospel Music 🎧

    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 🙏

    • jezza
      jezza 10 days ago

      Wow amen, God bless you 🙏🏾

  • Yettis Kitchen
    Yettis Kitchen 3 months ago +1

    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 🎉

  • Ciarán Cusack
    Ciarán Cusack 3 months ago +12

    I have never listened to Stormzy’s music, but what a beautiful soul he is!!

  • Krystal
    Krystal 2 months ago

    THIS WAS BEAUTIFUL! and his laugh is so contagious 💛

  • PuffinDaEr6
    PuffinDaEr6 3 months ago +12

    Total respect to Stormzy. Great interview 👍

  • jenayde_plans
    jenayde_plans 3 months ago +10

    I loved this interview. And I needed this interview 🙏🏾

  • Hemal Chauhan
    Hemal Chauhan 3 months ago +9

    Amazing interview - you can tell how much he has grown as a artist. Side note: I really want his tracksuit!

  • Oediyo Radio
    Oediyo Radio 3 months ago +3

    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!

  • Claudia Candela
    Claudia Candela 3 months ago +1

    What a beautiful interview, didn't know Stormzy and I'm super fulfilled, plus the album is astonishing!

  • Cilla E
    Cilla E 3 months ago +5

    The album is great

    KUMBUKA 3 months ago +2

    What a beautiful conversation!

  • Gabriel Mundaka
    Gabriel Mundaka 3 months ago +8

    Amazing thank you Zane for insightful interviews as always!!

  • Travis Redfern
    Travis Redfern 3 months ago +10

    This conversation was beautiful

  • beyondthedressingtable (Michelle)

    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 ❤️

  • Bey_llis Wiggle
    Bey_llis Wiggle 3 months ago +1

    Honest and real conversation with stormzy. Love ❤

  • Dr BigF MC
    Dr BigF MC 3 months ago +56

    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. 👍🏿

  • Harmony Chinez
    Harmony Chinez 3 months ago +5

    Stormzy just gets it man. Quality interview!

  • Julie Wickenden
    Julie Wickenden 3 months ago +1

    Inspirational vulnerable and honest ❤

  • Abayomi Ayodele
    Abayomi Ayodele 3 months ago +3

    What a conversation!

  • 21 Guwop
    21 Guwop 3 months ago +2

    Favorite Album of 2022!!! 💙 Fckin love it!!

  • Nikola Brkić
    Nikola Brkić 3 months ago +1

    Amazing interview. Thanks! 🙏🏻

    KING JESUS 3 months ago +3

    May His presence go before you
    And behind you, and beside you
    All around you, and within you
    He is with you!

  • Niek
    Niek 3 months ago +1

    Fantastic interview man. So calm, I nearly fell asleep hahaha

  • polina p
    polina p 3 months ago +1

    today hide and seek came on the radio in the shop and it made me the happiest. i love this man

  • Kelvin Ejeomo
    Kelvin Ejeomo 3 months ago +2

    Zane lowe and Storm got some kind of chemistry.
    Love conversations like this

  • fitnessyogalife
    fitnessyogalife 3 months ago +2

    ❤ Stormzy SO HONEST 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • Daniella Agard
    Daniella Agard 3 months ago +1

    Beautiful interview

  • Diana Zreiq
    Diana Zreiq 3 months ago +2

    This is just perfect.

  • Julien Saquing
    Julien Saquing 2 months ago +1

    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.

  • dean mckeating
    dean mckeating 3 months ago +1

    Love this 👏

    JENNY LIVING 3 months ago +6

    ❤ this is different , love it

  • Colour Me Calm With Hels
    Colour Me Calm With Hels 3 months ago +1

    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 ❤💯🙌🙏

  • Prodby Atau
    Prodby Atau 3 months ago +1

    Legendary words!

  • mister jahi
    mister jahi 3 months ago +9

    M A T U R I T Y

  • Patrick Capote
    Patrick Capote 3 months ago +1

    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!

  • Marco D
    Marco D 3 months ago +2

    When u find God then u find all u need
    @Stormz i feel this

  • Vegan Vocalist
    Vegan Vocalist 26 days ago

    Stormzy is the MAN ;D

  • Samuel Costa
    Samuel Costa 2 months ago

    God be praised for this growth in his life!

  • Mmarona Ntuli
    Mmarona Ntuli Month ago

    LIFE giving STORM🏞, STORMZY Stay blessed

  • Thabo Momoti
    Thabo Momoti 2 months ago

    This Interview was a Sermon

  • V.G
    V.G 3 months ago +2

    Stormzy is very evolved!

  • Gabriella P-A
    Gabriella P-A 3 months ago +1


  • Andy ibk jet
    Andy ibk jet 3 months ago +2

    Love these sitdowns

  • Mary Anne Tree
    Mary Anne Tree 2 months ago

    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

  • NextSound
    NextSound Month ago

    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. ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

  • Ayobami Banji
    Ayobami Banji 3 months ago +1

    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. 🤍
    Everything changes.

  • Hellovicco
    Hellovicco 3 months ago +2

    Representing 👑

  • Luke Chappell
    Luke Chappell 3 months ago +2

    I love this

  • Xophiyah
    Xophiyah 3 months ago +4

    The real king of England 👑

  • Lawrence
    Lawrence 3 months ago +1

    Lovely chap. Need to give new LP another couple of spins.

  • Jarrod Job
    Jarrod Job 4 months ago +3

    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”

  • Chard Threads
    Chard Threads 3 months ago +1

    Zane is special

  • adamuGaddafiSaidu
    adamuGaddafiSaidu 3 months ago +1

    I love the way Big Mike talk 👍

  • GooferDusty
    GooferDusty 3 months ago +1

    I love Stromzy and I so happy he’s in a good place but …”god…like, god…like….god..god…like”

  • Cynthia Garrett Ministries

    king 👑

  • Lewis Morrison
    Lewis Morrison 3 months ago +1

    Can talk and talk and talk but the album is still brutal

    • 01bigtrev
      01bigtrev 3 months ago +2

      In a good way or bad? Haven’t heard it yet

  • Joydeep S
    Joydeep S 3 months ago

    I give the album a 6/10 🤷🏽‍♂️

  • Elizabeth Auguste
    Elizabeth Auguste 3 months ago +2

  • Vinnie P
    Vinnie P 3 months ago +1


  • Creative Beyond House

    9:20 that right there..

  • Sana Drema
    Sana Drema 3 months ago +3


  • Billy Walendom
    Billy Walendom 3 months ago

    relatable, no filler too

  • Tremell
    Tremell 3 months ago +2

    Wonderful interview...but me waiting for Stormzy to straighten his foot that looks half twisted off 😵😵‍💫🤣

  • Jay Vindict
    Jay Vindict 3 months ago

    This video has soo many likes that will never ever be accounted for.🤭

  • pat junior
    pat junior 3 months ago +1

    yea...more Storms

  • ftftyf fghfvghfcht
    ftftyf fghfvghfcht 3 months ago

    is anyone going to talk about that flying thing outside at the end

  • LAV!SH
    LAV!SH 3 months ago +1

    Hey Mike we need to see it in 2025 you can show me around it!

  • iffysd
    iffysd 3 months ago

    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.

  • David Richardson
    David Richardson 3 months ago +2

    At 43:50 what is that flying through the air above Zane's head?!?!?!?

    • David Richardson
      David Richardson 3 months ago

      @N D Ya you're right

    • N D
      N D 3 months ago +1

      Looks like part of a crane cable rig to me(?)

  • waseem_empath
    waseem_empath 4 months ago +1

    My guy

  • Warren Murphy
    Warren Murphy 3 months ago

    you seem nice but time will tell xx

  • Octagon9
    Octagon9 3 months ago

    he for real cause he the same rappin

  • Octagon9
    Octagon9 3 months ago +1

    such cool cat mane

  • Jay Vindict
    Jay Vindict 3 months ago

    If laundering likes on youtube was a thing, this video would be number one on FBI's laundering Blacklist.

  • KSM Sahalam Alam
    KSM Sahalam Alam 2 months ago

    so Nice to be, my lovely friend 💕 love this stry of 1 life ❤ mr 💖 bulyam like 👌

  • Uchisi
    Uchisi 4 months ago +1


  • yoso tattoo
    yoso tattoo 3 months ago

    The Calling Innit ;)

  • Josh Music of nature Visalised

    Its came out again.

  • SAMMY 777
    SAMMY 777 3 months ago

    You should try & tame your tongue stormzy

  • patty
    patty 3 months ago



    Nairobi my city

  • Warren Murphy
    Warren Murphy 3 months ago

    nothing to do that Americanism the richest market

  • Liam Trevor
    Liam Trevor 3 months ago

    Mans deluded

  • circe müller
    circe müller 3 months ago

    Stormzy you are a Friend vom ED Sheeran,Adele is the arrogant Woman from the Musician,ED sing better than Adele.....

  • P- Mack
    P- Mack 4 months ago