For a name as lauded as Sampha Sisay's, it's hard to believe that 2017 marks the release of his first full LP, Process. Maybe it's because listening to his music, you feel like you know him intimately. His vocals rip through the melodies and emotion looms over every note he sings. We first met him seven years ago, as the elusive voice on top of the beats of producer SBTRKT. He then struck out on his own making an impression with his own EP releases Sundanza(2010) and Dual (2013) on the Young Turks imprint and with it, catching the attention of a list of collaborators that reads like the who's who of modern music's most celebrated young musicians (FKA Twigs, Frank Ocean, Solange Knowles) - who all saw the potential in Sampha, arguably before he saw it in himself. Hopes were high but sure enough, life with all its unforeseen circumstances, had a different plan for the 27-year-old south Londoner. Binty his mother, whose cancer had previously been in remission, had her illness come back, only this time it was more aggressive so Sampha put his musical plans on pause to move back to their family home to care for her. Binty lost her fight with cancer in September 2015, leaving Sampha, the youngest of five brothers devastated. His mother's passing is at the core of Process, an incredibly emotive 40-minute journey through his joy, his fear, his pain and his loss.