Today (19th Jan), Headie One releases his highly anticipated new single Martin’s Sofa, available now across all DSPs via Relentless Records.
Already a fan favourite after it leaked online last year, Headie referenced it’s release in his last track 50s, ‘The fans calling for ‘Martin’s Sofa’, it might be the first single from my second’. Social media buzz soon followed with ‘wheresmartinssofa’ trending on TikTok and the sofa touring the UK this week, creating a hype not seen with previous Headie releases.
The track is a poignant dedication to Martin, his old friend who helped a young Headie through hard times in his formative years, delivered in signature flow and street smart lyrics with M1OnTheBeat production. Directed by Nathan Tetty (Dave, Fredo, Clavish, Ghetts) the accompanying video features the original sofa and depicts the deep respect and unique bond they still share to this day.
Watch the video for Martin’s Sofa here
Headie’s forthcoming second full length album following the #1 charting Edna in 2020, which featured Skepta, Drake, Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Aitch and many more, will be released later this year with further details to follow very soon.
Headie One starts his European tour next month in support of his project No Borders, which featured multiple collaborations with artists in different European countries, including Bigger Than Life (Frenna), Cloud (Luciano), 22 Carats (Gazo) and Link To The Ends (Koba LaD) (France).
No Borders – European Tour Dates
11 Feb Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
12 Feb CBE – Cologne, Germany
13 Feb Paradiso Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 Feb Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany
16 Feb Lido – Berlin, Germany
17 Feb Hansa 39 – Munich, Germany
18 Feb Zoom Bar – Frankfurt, Germany
20 Feb Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
21 Feb Maroquinerie – Paris, France
22 Feb Fryshuset – Stockholm, Sweden
23 Feb Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark
25 Feb Parkteatret – Oslo, Norway
High Res Image – Credit: Becca Wheeler
About Headie One
Headie One, the first artist to emerge from the Drill scene with a UK Official Chart top #10 single, rise has been fast but not without validation every step of the way. The 28-year-old rapper born and raised in Tottenham, one of the figureheads of the burgeoning scene, he drew inspiration from the smooth melodics of southern and east coast Hip Hop to create his signature bouncy flow coupled with his acute wordplay.
Headie’s rise seemed fated, as though he was destined to be one of the genre’s forefathers – like Wiley with grime, fellow Londoner Giggs with road rap, or So Solid Crew with UK garage – and has done so with a versatility that means, though he is centered in the drill scene, Headie also easily manoeuvres between other UK based genres and his aspirations are to showcase his art to the widest demographic possible.
His official debut album ‘Edna’ (released in 2020) was the culmination of a steady progression that has seen Headie One amass over 100 million global streams and release multiple 10 singles. The album debuted at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart making history as the first drill album to achieve the milestone. All the while scoring multiple hit singles like ‘Only You Freestyle’ featuring Drake, ‘Ain’t It Different’ featuring Stormzy & AJ Tracey and ‘Princess Cuts’ with Young T & Bugsey and releasing his ninth mixtape ‘Too Loyal For My Own Good’ in 2021. More recently he collaborated with Abra Cadabra and Bandokay on Can’t Be Us and released the Top 40 hit, 50s.