In February 2017, Sampha Sisay released his debut album Process via Young Turks. The album - an achingly beautiful, emotionally raw and musically adventurous body of work co-produced by Sampha and Rodaidh McDonald - was the culmination of years of work for the singer, songwriter and producer who hails from Morden south London.
As one of the UKs most enigmatic young artists, Sampha has spent years generously dividing his time between solo and collaborative work, lending his talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silva and Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Solange and Frank Ocean.
With Process, it was time for Sampha to tell his own story. The album would go on to become one of 2017s most acclaimed records culminating in Sampha winning the world-renowned Mercury Music Prize. The year would also see Sampha collaborating on a range of visual projects. These included his 'Shy Light zine with London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner and LA-based photographic duo Durimel, and a film, also titled Process, with acclaimed director Kahlil Joseph (famed for his work with Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce among others) that served as a visual accompaniment to the album, shot between Morden and Samphas ancestral home of Freetown, Sierra Leone.
In January 2018, Sampha was nominated for a Brit Award in the Best British Breakthrough category.
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