“This must be a bit of a bittersweet morning for you,” BBC 1Xtra Breakfast Show presenter Dotty said.
“I was signing albums [when the results came in] and it was like a dark cloud,” Stormzy replied. “You could feel it, even waking up today, it’s in the air, it’s in your bones.”
Stormzy has called out the government a number of times through his career so far, such as at the 2018 Brit Awards when he condemned Theresa May for her failings over the Grenfell tragedy.
On “Vossi Bop”, a single that appears on Heavy Is the Head, he raps: “F*** the government and f*** Boris.”
Heavy Is the Head has received acclaim from critics, who have hailed it as an excellent follow-up to his 2017 debut Gang Signs & Prayer.
The Independent called it a “drastic step up from an impressive debut [that] shows an artist keen to test himself emotionally, as well as artistically”.
“All of Stormzy’s best traits are present and correct: sincerity, a smooth flow and a forensic-like analysis of societal ills, laced with pathos and humour,” the review concluded.
“The lasting impression is of an artist whose only way is up.”
A number of other celebrities have spoken out in response to the election results, which you can read about here.