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Introspective electronic producer and singer-songwriter Sampha has come fourth in the BBC’s Sound of 2014 new music list, which showcases emerging artists for the coming 12 months.
The list was compiled using tips from more than 170 music critics, DJs and bloggers. We are revealing one artist from the top five in reverse order every day until Friday, when the winner will be announced.
Sampha’s sparse beats and mournful piano chords have seen him compared to former Sound Of nominee and Mercury prize-winner James Blake.
But it is his soul-wrenching vocals – which have already featured on tracks by Jessie Ware, SBTRKT and Canadian rap superstar Drake – that set Sampha apart from other artists working in the same field of pared-back electronica.