Sampha pairs a short film with his poignant debut Process. Premiering on Friday (March 31) exclusively on Apple Music, Process serves as a striking, avant-garde portrait of the British musician and his roots in Morden, South London, and Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The 37-minute film -- presented by Apple and Young Turks -- combines documentary-style footage with stunning cinematic visuals of the African people in Freetown as well as the busy streets of the U.K. The British musician also makes cameos in between to perform in various locations, whether it's oceanside in West Africa, in an Underground station or a dark back alley in London.
The project’s director, Kahlil Joseph -- who also contributed to Beyoncé’s HBO special Lemonade -- utilizes his dynamic storytelling skills to depict Sampha’s surroundings on top of Process tracks. For the lead single "Plastic 100°C," a group of still bodies are seen laying in an empty outdoor yard intertwined with performance footage of Sampha in an intimate concert as well as a solo show in a park. More upbeat gems like "Kora Sings," "Timmy's Prayer" and "Reverse Faults" among others also provide the mood for several sequences in the film.