STORY OF SONG
“Own It” is the fourth single to be released from critically acclaimed British rapper Stormzy (Michael Omari) and his upcoming second studio album, “Heavy Is The Head”, which is due to be released on the 13th December 2019.
The track features pop artist Ed Sheeran, who has previously worked with Stormzy on other tracks such as “Take Me Back To London”, which was from Sheeran’s 2019 album: “No.6 Collaborations Project”. “Own It” also features Nigerian singer Burna Boy, whose recent music has been making its way around the globe into charts. “Own It” was written by all the artists on the track, as well one of the producers of the son, Fred Gibson. The song is a modern love track featuring all artists singing about their admiration for this woman and how she moves, as well as how she smokes.
The music video for “Own It” was released the same day as the track and was directed by Nathan James Tettey. Filmed in various locations in London, it features Stormzy, Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran in a darkened club, large warehouse on armchairs, with intermittent shots of a young woman getting ready to go out, meeting Stormzy, Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran in a club. As of the 5th December 2019, the video has over 7 million views and almost a quarter. Of a million likes.
Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Songwriter/s: Michael Omari, Edward Sheeran, Fred Gibson & Damini Ogulu
Producer/s: Fred Gibson & Jay Weathers
Label/s: #Merky / Atlantic
Music Video Release Date: 22nd November 2019
Music Video Director: Nathan James Tettey
Chart Rankings: Since its release, “Own It” has peaked on the charts in various countries since its release: #55 in Australia, #57 in Austria, #26 in Belgium, #82 in Canada, #66 in the Czech Republic, #23 in Denmark, #75 in Germany, #5 in Ireland, #25 in Lithuania, #38 in the Netherlands, #4 in New Zealand, #25 in Scotland, #48 in Slovakia, #30 in Sweden, #27 in Switzerland, #3 in the UK Singles charts and #1 in the UK R&B charts.
The lyrics to “Own It” can be accessed here: LINK