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.