News Stormzy shares open letter with fans: “I will rap for the rest of my life”

His new album ‘This Is What I Mean’ is out now.

To celebrate the release of his brand new album ‘This Is What I Mean’, Stormzy has penned an open letter to fans, taking inspiration from the note Tyler, The Creator shared when releasing ‘Igor’.

“I do a lot of interviews and I forget that everything I say will be shared far and wide, which is probably naive of me,” he wrote. “Things that I say in real life don’t feel the same when I see it in text. I feel like I overshare, which makes me feel naked at times. But I do it so that you guys can understand me a bit better and to give the art that I make some context. I’m never ever purposely trying to defy genres or go against the grain. I’m never tryna do what is unexpected of me or what is expected of me. If I rap for 7 minutes it’s because in my spirit, in that moment, I just really wanted to fucking rap. If I sing my heart out then it’s because my soul just absolutely had to. I love music. I love, love loveeeee music. I will rap for the rest of my life, I will sing for the rest of my life, I will make art for the rest of my life. And at no point will I ever do any of those things for any other reason than I JUST WANTED TO AND IT JUST FELT GOOD. I am not a calculated mastermind with the ability to gauge what kind of music to make and when I’ll make it, I literally just feel and then let it out. People been tryna box me in for years but I hope this chapter at least makes my biggest critic say ‘hey, he’s shit but he loves music and I guess he’s gonna do whatever he likes’ lol

“I pray you listen to this album in your own time, whenever you can. Listen to it properly with no distractions. I pray you listen to this album with an open heart and if you hate it after I promise to God I’m perfectly fine with that, I’m just grateful that you listened with openness. I pray that it moves you and captures your imagination. And I pray that someone, somewhere, feels it.”

Read the full letter below.

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