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Music Review: Sampha-Process

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Sampha’s debut album is reflective and often melancholy and dark at moments.  Even some of the more upbeat songs are upbeat in melody only.  In “Kora Sings,” one such ‘upbeat’ song, he is referencing his mother who died of cancer just a few years ago. “Under” may be the ‘happiest’ of all the tracks with it’s trap beat background.

The rest of the album he uses to battle with his insecurities and sadness. But this is where he is seemingly most comfortable.  “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano,” is a haunting ballad and one of my favorite songs on the album.

Overall this was a great debut. It’s unfortunate that I love him most when he’s sad…embrace your tears buddy.

Score: 4 out of 5.

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Lo Brewer is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA for her major in Journalism & Media Studies. She started her career in ad sales and corporate training and worked in media for over a decade at Viacom and Fox Networks. But in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career that revolved around her two greatest passions, writing and crafting. Soon she was writing for several websites as an entertainment, fashion and music expert. She also launched a small business creating felt crafts and Ankara clothing and home goods through Etsy. Lo is a Jersey Girl (in a Cali world), a self-professed pop culture idiot savant, a homebody, a hardcore crafter, a lover of all things retro & vintage, a thrift shopoholic, and an all-around silly MF. In addition to being a celebriologist and DIY demon, she is also a novelist. Her first, The Semester, was published in 2013. She hopes to publish her second book, The Apartment, in the upcoming year.