Stormzy has enlisted Ed Sheeran and Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer Burna Boy for his new single, “Own it.”
The grime don kicks open the infectious dancehall-tinged track with a passionate verse. “And it’s feelin’ like I met you here before / Girl, I felt your presence when they let you through the door / Never had a bruddah give you everything and more / So I take little piece and then the rest of it is yours, mi amore,” he spits.
Burna jumps in after, delivering groovy vocals on the song’s chorus: “Own it, girl, you just own it / ’Cause your body’s on fire / Show me how to control it / And go hit your spliff and get higher.” Sheeran then wraps up the song with a romantic verse about his girl being “the one.”
“Own it” appears on Stormzy’s forthcoming sophomore album, Heavy is the Head. The record, which will also feature previously released singles “Crown” and “Vossi Bop,” arrives December 13. Besides Burna Boy and Sheeran, guests include Headie One, Tiana Major9, Yebba, HER and Aitch.
Listen to “Own it” here: