“I came off stage and thought I’d totally, absolutely blown it,” he said
Following Stormzy‘s praised performance at Glastonbury Festival earlier this year – The 26-year-old now reveals that he thought he blew it.
In fact, the grime artist said he “cried for, like, an hour” after leaving the Pyramid Stage, fearing he’d “f***ed” his headlining performance.
In an interview with Q Magazine, Stormzy now says that due to a tech failure during his set, he thought it was “the worst thing” he’d ever done.
“The thing about Glasto, and I’ve not told anybody this, but I had no sound,” he said.
“My in-ears blew after about 20 minutes, so I had no sound for the whole thing. It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done.
“When I walked off stage, I thought I’d f***ed it. I thought it was the worst thing I’d ever done.”
He added: “I came off stage and thought I’d totally, absolutely, blown it. I was crying for, like, an hour. I was in hysterics.
“I thought I’d f***ed it up. Heartbroken, man. Heartbroken.”
After the set, Stormzy said it was only after he spoke to Festival organiser Emily Eavis at which point he eventually realised his gig had in fact gone “went all right”.
“Then after calming down for an hour,” he said, “Some of the people at the festival, Emily Eavis and that, gave us a memory stick to watch it back.
“And I got about halfway through and I was, like, ‘S**t, I think it all went all right.’”
On Tuesday (November 19), Stormzy – whose real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. – announced his second album, Heavy Is The Head. The album’s cover art, which was posted on his official Twitter page, depicts him bare-chested, wearing a crown and holding the Banksy-designed Union Jack stab vest which he wore at Glastonbury Festival.
HEAVY IS THE HEAD, DECEMBER 13th. 👑 https://t.co/87Fx80CwCC
— #MERKY (@stormzy) November 19, 2019
The record, features the likes of Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy, Yebba, H.E.R. and Aitch and closes with one of his latest number one singles, Vossi Bop – is set to be released on December 13.
Watch him perform ‘Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2’ earlier this summer at the 2019 edition of the Festival, below: