Moses Sumney: Black History Month Spotlight

Moses Sumney: Black History Month Spotlight

Moses Sumney is a Ghanaian-American artist who defies genre, blending soul, jazz and art-rock.

Sumney gained widespread attention for his 2014 EP Mid-City Island, recorded entirely on his own with a four-track. His first full-length album, Aromanticism, was released on September 22, 2017. It received acclaim from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and The New York Times, which also named it one of the best albums of 2017.

Sumney has had songs appear in many tv shows: Orange is the New Black, Westworld, Dear White People, Insecure.

He released his second studio album, Græ, in two parts in 2020.

The fashion world has taken note of Sumney’s style. He graced the Vogue World runway and even walked for Riccardo Tisci’s autumn 2022 collection at Burberry.

His first acting job is in HBO’s ‘The Idol’ to be released later this year.

Read more about Moses Sumney in Variety’s article: Moses Sumney Is Ready to Claim His Spotlight.

I want people to connect to the music, and take from it whatever meaning stands out to them. I want people to listen to the songs and say, “This is what it means to me.” I think if people have too much context on my personal life or being, it becomes all about that. It becomes about the cult of personality as opposed to the meaning of the music.

Moses Sumney, SSENSE, 2023

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