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STORRY gears up for deluxe album release with feature on Stormzy’s This Is What I Mean

Gearing up for the release of her deluxe album CH III: The Come Up, Canadian artist STORRY has linked up with Stormzy on the titular track of his album, This Is What I Mean.

The album’s release is accompanied by a premiere video spotlighting STORRY alongside a star-studded cast of collaborators such as P2J, Sampha and Jacob Collier. The Toronto native will also be named on the LP’s list of creative contributors.

“I had met and worked with P2J on several tracks before - previously writing and recording together - including singing operatic vocals on Burna Boy’s Grammy Award-winning Alarm Clock,” said STORRY.

“When I first moved to London, P2J called me back in for some more of that operatic sauce. Though hot sauce isn’t the main part of the meal - it definitely adds that extra kick. So, I’m excited to play a part in this collaborative record.

“There are so many amazing artists on this new album. What I love about Stormzy - besides his obvious musical talent - is his kindness and care for inclusivity and equity. You can see that with his collaborators and team. I too am working to build an inclusive safe space in the industry that I never felt I had - especially for womxn, POC and queer folx.

“I’ve met a lot of my idols and they would often disappoint me as humans. I’m happy to say that Stormzy holds to his name and that is something I stand by.”

Though hot sauce isn’t the main part of the meal - it definitely adds that extra kick.

With this feature, STORRY is receiving a kickstart in light of the arrival of her forthcoming deluxe album on 24 January 2023, a brutally honest and unapologetic effort that equates the misogynistic devaluement of the sex industry to that of the music world.

The tracklist amounts to an adamant call for the respect of women in all facets, emphasising the strength of their resolve against oppression through presenting stories withheld by herself and other women.

The concept album was written, produced and funded in its entirety per her own accord and earned a 2021 JUNO Award nomination alongside Alanis Morrissette and Celine Dion.

STORRY elaborates on the album: “CH III: The Come Up is a record about a woman trying to leave the sex-industry [which she was coerced into] and get into the music industry, only to realise that both are equally misogynistic and problematic. She grapples with her relationship with her mother, family, romantic relationships, money and her career. That woman is me.”