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Stormzy prays and 'lets God' lead him in his songwriting, artist says

by Sophie Drew

Grime star Stormzy has revealed he prays before writing songs in order to “let God” bring him inspiration. 

The artist hasn’t shied away from sharing his faith and has previously said his Christian beliefs have a huge influence on his records. 

Speaking on BBC Radio 2 show yesterday, following a performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the star discussed his song-writing strategy. 

He said:“ I write on my dog walk in the morning.
“…And in the studio, recently I just kick everyone out the room. I tell everyone ‘get out the room’ and I just fiddle around with ideas. I don’t have no eccentric ways to write. 

“I just take it in my stride. I’m also not a thorough writer. I’m not like ‘I need to finish this song today!’ I think you get there with maturity as an artist. You trust that ‘I will finish this song today’ because I’m a gifted writer, I’d like to believe. 

“So I don’t sit there and wrack my brain. I just take my time, eat some food, chill out and it all comes. And I pray and I let God do it as well.”

That wasn’t the only time the star talked about his relationship with God. Reflecting on his Glastonbury headline performance in 2019, he said: “That’s a really ‘Thank God’ moment from me, I don’t take that lightly.

That’s like an actual ‘I have lived my dream’ and I’m still alive and I’ve still got my career ahead of me and I thank God for that.”

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