The level of music continues to shift and grow to levels where the lead up to every release was more anticipated and the shortlist for the mercury prize is proof.
The list includes :
Alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – ÷
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let The Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension
The xx – I See You
Lets focus on what we focus here and that’s the risers in that list and to see J Hus, Sampha, Loyle Carner and Stormzy have been nominated for the award with their debut album it truly shows you how impactful these albums are!
Reactions have been shared all morning
After seeing Skepta winning the previous throphy and the way that he handled a surge of greatness any of these great artists’ winning this trophy will be a huge acolade and a deserving one at that! The London music should be very proud and acknowledge that your life can truly change in one project if taken seriously.
Good luck to all nominated!