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Sampha’s Debut Album, ‘Process,’ Arrives in Early 2017

UK singer-songwriter Sampha Sesay shares details on his much-anticipated debut album, ‘Process’

Sampha is having a moment. Well, he’s having one of many, many moments to come. The UK singer-songwriter/producer’s solo career kicked into high gear this year with the release of two singles (both incredible)—the sublime “Timmy’s Prayer” and the more upbeat “Blood On Me,” in addition to this gorgeous acoustic performance of “Plastic 100°C” for The FADER.


More recently, he lent his production skills and/or vocals to five songs on Solange’s A Seat at the Table, including the hook on “Don’t Touch My Hair," and embarked on his first solo tour. (I saw him last week in Brooklyn, and man is he a force.)

All this to say something exciting is brewing for young Sampha Sesay. That something is a debut full-length LP. It’s called Process, and, we now know, it arrives on February 3, 2017 through Young Turks. The 10-track album is produced by Sampha himself and Rodaidh McDonald.

He’s also announced a world tour for 2017. Check out the full list of dates along with Sampha’s Process tracklist and cover art below. The album is up for preorder here.

Wow.. It’s been an amazing experience playing brand new music to some of you on my first tour! I’m going to release my debut album, ‘Process’, on February 3rd next year! ? ⠀ ⠀ I can’t wait for you all to hear these songs on record. I’m also thrilled to be able to tour them all over the world with my incredible band. ⠀ ⠀ For more news and info, you can sign up to my mailing list. ‘Process' is also available to pre-order now via the link in my bio. Tour dates below... ⠀⠀ 2016: ⠀ 07 . 12 – Tokyo, Japan - WWW X ⠀ 2017: ⠀⠀ 06 . 02 - Chicago, IL - Metro 08 . 02 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club 09 . 02 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 11 . 02 - Montreal, QC - Corona 12 . 02 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club ⠀ 11 . 03 - Paris, France - La Cigale 12 . 03 - Brussels, Belgium - AB 13 . 03 - Cologne, Germany - Gloria 15 . 03 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich 16 . 03 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega 18 . 03 - Berlin, Germany - Astra Kulturhaus 19 . 03 - Warsaw, Poland - Proxima 21 . 03 - Milan, Italy - Fabrique 23 . 03 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso ⠀ 26 . 03 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute 28 . 03 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy 29 . 03 - London, UK - Roundhouse ⠀ 24 . 05 - Auckland, New Zealand - Studio 25 . 05 - Brisbane, Australia - Triffid 27 . 05 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House 29 . 05 - Melbourne, Australia - The Croxton ⠀ www.sampha.com/#signup for info!

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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?’

Tour dates:

December 08 – Tokyo, Japan – WWW X

February 06 – Chicago, IL – Metro

February 08 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club

February 09 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

February 11 – Montreal, QC – Corona

February 12 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club

March 11 – Paris, France – La Cigale

March 12 – Brussels, Belgium – AB

March 13 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria

March 15 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich

March 16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

March 18 – Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus

March 19 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima

March 21 – Milan, Italy – Fabrique

March 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

March 26 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute

March 28 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy

March 29 – London, UK – Roundhouse

May 24 – Auckland, New Zealand – Studio

May 25 – Brisbane, Australia – Triffid

May 27 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House

May 29 – Melbourne, Australia – The Croxton

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