This Is What I Mean by Stormzy
Published December 4, 2022
This is a great album from Stormzy, a credible follow up to the heavy headed previous release. It takes quite a while to get going, Fire + Water is a slow start to any record, but once it ramps up, it has that soulful vocal warmth. I did find it, as a whole, a bit depressing, there’s a lot of pleading and please this, please that, which I get… there’s a lot to beg to be better in this world (and seriously, please do just leave Meghan alone) but it just left me feeling a bit blue.