The title of Stormzy’s sophomore album originates from the single, “Crown,” where he sings:
I have my reasons and life has its lessons and
I tried to be grateful and count all my blessings
But heavy is the head that wears the crown
This title was further restablished with the release of “Wiley Flow,” because the acronym H.I.T.H appears at the end of the music video for it. The title comes from English poet William Shakespeare’s 1600s play Henry IV Part 2, where King Henry IV claims:
Deny it to a king? Then happy low, lie down!
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
The first single, “Vossi Bop,” was released in April 2019, marking Stormzy’s comeback to music. The second single, “Crown,” was released around two months later, in June. The third, “Wiley Flow,” was released in September, and the fourth, “Own It,” was released in November.
In November 2019, Stormzy announced “Heavy Is The Head 2020 World Tour” that includes 57 concerts on five continents.