• Davina Nylander

WHY STORMZY’S “MEL MADE ME DO IT” IS ONE OF THE BEST UK MUSIC VIDEOS EVER



After almost three years since his last solo release, Stormzy is back with a vengeance. In his brand new song “Mel Made Me Do It”, the UK icon lays down a hearty seven minutes of bold, nuanced lyrics whilst palming off his haters, reeling off his accolades and toying with a number of effortless flows. There is no hook, no bridge, no catchy chorus; this song is not for the naysayers, the foot-tappers or the TikTok fanatics. Stormzy is SPEAKING to us and he is not mincing his words.

The 11-minute music video elevates the song to new heights with its star-studded cameos. It immediately created waves across the internet, boasting a number of iconic appearances from huge names across all facets of culture: sports stars like Jose Mourinho, Usain Bolt, Dina Asher Smith and Ian Wright; TV presenters including Jonathan Ross, Louis Theroux and Zeze Millz; trailblazers in UK music like Trevor Nelson and Gabrielle alongside contemporary hitmakers, Dave, Headie One, Tiana Major9, Little Simz and Stylo G; notable UK black public figures including Nella Rose, Julie Adenuga, Malorie Blackman, Melissa Holdbrook-Akposoe, creatives from No Signal, and not forgetting a tribute to the late Jamal Edwards. The list goes on.

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