So, we have it, the winner of the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize 2017.  From a definite dozen shortlisted albums, the weighty title of best album has gone to Sampha’s Process.

Winning the Mercury Music Prize for your debut album is more than a solid stamp of approval by industry experts and music peers!

The album, which was primarily recorded in studios across London, was also partially recorded at Ocean Sound Recordings on the Norwegian island Giske (where Ane Bjerkan amongst many other Norwegian artists have laid down their souls along with their music!).

Process is a finely executed, devastating take on the loss of Sampha’s mother to cancer. It also delves into the turmoil her experienced as success started to drive a wedge between him and his roots. A unique sonic adventure, it is individualistic in both delivery and arrangement.

Congratulations Sampha … the future is yours!

Listen to the album in full here.


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