Stormzy announces new single Superheroes, releases animated video

It's the sixth single to be taken from the Number 1 album Heavy Is The Head.

Stormzy has announced his new single Superheroes and released its animated video.

Directed by Taz Tron Delix, the music video celebrates black excellence, with Stormzy depicting fellow artists Dave and Little Simz as modern day superheroes.

In an accompanying video message detailing why he recorded the song, Stormzy addressed his fans to say: "I think it’s important that you guys understand how powerful you are.

"Despite the colour of your skin, despite where you come from, despite your religion, despite whatever it is that you feel may be holding you back; you are a Superhero. So, I wanted to make this video to inspire you guys, to let you know that the sky is the limit."

Superheroes will also be added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist from next week.

MORE: View Stormzy's full UK chart history

Superheroes is the sixth single from Stormzy's second studio - and Mercury Prize nominated - album Heavy Is The Head following the Number 1s Vossi Bop and Own It, Top 10 hits Crown and Audacity and the Top 40 single Wiley Flow. Album track Lessons also reached the Official Singles Chart Top 10 the week of the album's release. 

Heavy Is The Head became Stormzy's second consecutive chart-topping album in the UK, reaching the Number 1 spot in January of this year. He scored the Official Chart Double in the same week.