Grime talisman Stormzy has revealed some new details about his highly-anticipated upcoming debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. In an interview with The Guardian, the Croydon-born MC talks through some of the moods and textures behind the record. After revealing the tracklist of GSAP, with guest spots arriving from Kehlani, Ghetts, J Hus and more, Stormzy talked about the "vulnerability" of the album as well as the religious inspiration behind his debut:

“One of the things that I’m most impressed by, in God, is the grace that he has,” says Stormzy of the song "BBYG Part 1". “No matter what we do, there’s always this, ‘OK, it’s fine. I understand.’ That’s not to say I can go out and do something bad… But just that knowing that someone’s got you throughout anything, and they’re not going to judge you, they’re just going to understand your situation.”

Talking through the album from start to finish, he describes the album’s last track, "Lay Me Bare", as a “whirlwind of emotions”. The track goes into depth about growing up without his father, and he apparently wrote the song in a single day. The rest of the album was put together “strategically, like a jigsaw in my mind, but I’d already completed the puzzle … So respect me the same way you’re going to respect a Frank Ocean or an Adele.”

Read the whole interview here.

Watch Stormzy's latest video for "Big For Your Boots" below.

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