Stormzy’s producer Fraser T Smith has told Music Week that the grime star is already working on the “incredibly exciting” follow-up to Gang Signs & Prayer.
The debut album beat artists including Ed Sheeran, J Hus, Dua Lipa and Rag’N’Bone Man to the BRIT Award for Mastercard British Album Of The Year last week. Stormzy has already seen a streaming boost and returned to the Top 10.
While the current album is set for a significant long-term BRITs impact on sales, Smith confirmed that the grime star will be returning to the studio soon to record the follow-up.
“We did some writing sessions at the end of the year and his singing voice, the delivery of his raps, his musicality, there’s no way he’s going to be just recycling Gang Signs & Prayer – it’s going to be an incredibly exciting journey and an incredibly exciting sophomore album,” said Smith in the latest issue of Music Week.
Smith also welcomed the involvement of Atlantic UK, following the JV between the Warner Music company and the rapper’s label #Merky.
“It’s an incredible team around the world,” said Smith.
The producer, who was also credited as a co-writer on the album, was singled out by Stormzy in his acceptance speech for the album award.
Subscribers can read the full interview with Fraser T Smith, as well as the post-BRITs plans for the debut album at distributor ADA.