Sampha Sisay was born in London to immigrants from Sierra Leone and gravitated to music early, playing piano at the age of 3. “When you’re the youngest [of five brothers], you’re used to being more submissive and introverted,” he says.
"I didn’t really advertise myself,” Sampha says. “I guess word-of-mouth is how all this happened.”
“He is dialing into Mars, and then he’s taking you on a crazy, cosmic journey," says Jessie Ware of Sampha. "He can’t stop all this amazing creativity flowing out of him.”