When the notoriously social media-phobic Stormzy returned to Instagram earlier this week, his fans began eagerly anticipating the arrival of something exciting, and the British rap legend didn’t disappoint.
After a lengthy hiatus, Stormzy popped back up on Instagram Monday (June 19) with a photo dump. Among the images was a snippet of a new track, the first hint that fresh music is incoming.
“Wagwannnnnnn you lil pussyholes,” he captioned his post.
Stormzy returned two days later to tease a new song. He shared a clip of the audio captioned only by the talking head emoji.
“If I see a boy with the same kettle as me then I toss that thing in the safe/Won’t wear it again ’cause you made it (Bait), Stormzy raps on the snippet. “If your name ain’t Fred then you can’t relate/If your name ain’t Santan, you ain’t my mate/If your name ain’t Stormz then you ain’t the (Meh-eh).”
Then on Wednesday (June 21), the “Mel Made Me Do It” hitmaker finally announced his new single, “Toxic Trait” featuring fellow U.K. rap star Fredo. The track is scheduled for release on Thursday (June 22) and will be accompanied by a video.
In a clip shared by the duo, Fredo sits opposite a therapist while discussing his toxic traits. “I just got too many man, I don’t even know where to start,” he admitted. “I feel like I don’t make things easy on myself to be honest. Whether that’s big things like the company I keep or small things like not using toenail clippers.”
Check out the preview below.