Stormzy shares details about new album, 'Heavy is the Head'

The London rapper has recently revealed that his sophomore studio opus, "Heavy Is the Head," will arrive on December 13 via MERKY/Atlantic.

The album will feature 16 new tracks including the previously shared "Wiley Flow," "Crown" and "Vossi Bop," which gave Stormzy his first ever No. 1 on the UK Official Singles Chart.

"Heavy is the Head," which will follow his 2017 debut "Gang Signs & Prayer," will find the grime star teaming up with a wide array of chart-toppers.

Among them are YEBBA, H.E.R, Aitch, Headie One as well as Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran, who will both appear on "Own It."

Stormzy has previously collaborated with the British vocalist for "Take Me Back to London," which appeared on Sheeran's star-studded "No.6 Collaborations Project."

Ahead of the release of "Heavy is the Head," the rapper has also revealed the cover art for the forthcoming new album, in which the vocalist stares thoughtfully at the Banksy-designed stabproof vest he wore during his Glastonbury set.

Earlier this year, Stormzy became the first-ever black UK male artist to headline the renowned British music festival.

In a recent interview to Q Magazine, the rapper opened up about his critically-acclaimed performance, which he described as "the most difficult thing I've ever done."

"The thing about Glasto, and I've not told anybody this, but I had no sound. My in-ears blew after about 20 minutes, so I had no sound for the whole thing .... When I walked off stage I thought I'd f***ed it. I thought it was the worst thing I'd ever done," he recalled, adding that he burst into tears as soon as he left the stage.