Sampha releases debut album Process: Stream/download

Kanye West and Solange collaborator finally steps into the spotlight


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    Today marks the release of Sampha’s full-length debut album, Process. Spotify and Apple Music subscribers can stream the entire thing below.

    Process follows the London crooner’s 2013 Dual EP as well as a handful of high-profile collaborations, including 2016 tracks alongside Kanye West, Solange, and Frank Ocean. It was self-produced by Sampha, with additional help from Rodaidh McDonald, known for his work with fellow British acts The xx, Låpsley, and King Krule.

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    The Young Turks effort, which features early singles “Timmy’s Prayer”“Blood On Me”, and “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”, was written during a time in which Sampha’s mother fell ill and passed away. He explained further in an interview with Exclaim:

    “My mother passed away while I was making the album, and by the time I finished it, she was gone. When I realized I wouldn’t be able to talk about something, I’d go to the piano and sing, and all this emotion would come out; I could suddenly feel it. In my day-to-day, I think my brain would hide things away, because it can’t handle or process so much emotion simultaneously, so for me it was that: processing grief, processing the importance of talking things through — not necessarily getting things perfect.”


    Purchase Process here. Sampha will serve as opener on The xx’s upcoming North American tour.

    Additionally, Sampha will issue a companion film to the album next month. Also dubbed Process, the Kahlil Joseph-directed visual is being teaser with a short trailer seen below.

    Process Artwork:

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    Process Tracklist:
    01. Plastic 100°C
    02. Blood On Me
    03. Kora Sings
    04. (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano
    05. Take Me Inside
    06. Reverse Faults
    07. Under
    08. Timmy’s Prayer
    09. Incomplete Kisses
    10. What Shouldn’t I Be?

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