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Headie One teams up with Stormzy on new track ‘Cry No More’

It's the third team-up from the rap heavyweights

By Nick Reilly

Stormzy and Headie One. (Picture: Faysal Hassan)

Headie One has released ‘Cry No More’, a personal new track featuring guest vocals from Stormzy – you can check out the track in full below.

The latest track is the lead single from the Tottenham rapper’s upcoming second album The Last One and sees him get candid about the circumstances of his chequered past.

“Sometimes you gotta lose the battle, just so you can win the war / You gotta go back and forth, from the court to the roads to the court,” he offers on the track.

Produced by the likes of Tay Keith, Tommy Parker and Pooh Beatz, the track marks Headie and Stormzy’s third collab after they previously teamed up on ‘Ain’t It Different’, which featured on the former’s debut album, and a team-up on ‘Audacity’ which featured on Stormzy’s second album Heavy Is The Head.

There is also a nod to Stormzy’s anticipated fourth album in the song as he raps: “I just laugh when they say that I can’t go higher, I’m a frequent flyer / My last album’s cold but my new one’s fire, I might call it ‘Maya’” – a nod to his girlfriend, the TV presenter Maya Jama.

“This is one of my favourites from the album,” Headie One.

“I loved the sample and 808s straight away when Tay and Pooh played it in the studio. Stormzy went crazy on it too.”

Of the video, he added: “The video concept was to show people that everyone has struggles they have to deal with daily. That’s no different to Stormzy and me, regardless of what people think we’ve achieved in our careers. We still have things in life we have to deal with like everyone else.”

The Last One will arrive in June via Columbia Records.