To celebrate the release of his album Process last February, Sampha has joined the likes of Frank Ocean and FKA Twigs in creating his own Zine, alongside designer Grace Wales Bonner. Entitled ‘Shy Light’, the zine looks at the creation of Process through an exploration of Sampha’s inspirations, experiences, and heritage. The influence of location is key, with heavy attention paid to the artist’s roots in Freetown, Sierra Leone (his parents hometown). His mother having died whilst creating the album, ‘Shy Light’ is an ode to Sierra Leone, “a remarkable, meditative work as he processes grief and navigates self-discovery”, told through photographs and his own lyrics.
Though there’s no release date yet, its expected to land some time in June, with a online snippet available to download over on WeTransfer now.