"Own It" - Stormzy ft Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy, and Fred Gibson [YouTube Music Video]

Dance grooves and pop hooks bring the fire
Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published November 22, 2019

Stormzy's single, "Own It," with Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy is the party anthem the world needs right now. Listen and watch the music video above, courtesy of his YouTube account.

Set to be released on his Heavy Is The Head album next month, "Own It" has an infectious beat that creates a great dance groove while also serving as a solid platform for the impressive vocal talent. London-born Stormzy sparks the romantic tune with his confident flow, as he raps, "Girl you never have to worry 'bout nothing, you know it's all yours." Fellow English hitmaker Ed Sheeran brings his unique heartfelt vocal style to the track, pushing the energy to a peak before an ambient breakdown brings things to a close, and Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy lays down silky smooth vocals on the hooks.

The music video features the three singers together in the same room — which doesn't always happen with high profile collaborations. From the beginning, a foggy and rainy backdrop sets a distinctly British vibe and also works well with the music's dark and moody atmosphere. The overall style comes together as a brilliant fusion between modern dancehall pop and classic hip hop. As the night unfolds, we are taken along for the ride with plenty of smoke, alcohol, dancing, and personal connections.

Heavy Is the Head is scheduled for release on December 13, 2019.

Burna Boy Ed Sheeran Stormzy
Dancehall Pop
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