Moses Boyd nominated for the 2020 Hyundai Mercury PrizeThu 23 July 2020
The TL alum’s debut solo album Dark Matter has made this year’s shortlist.
The eclectic album draws on a melting-pot of genres to create “an ambitious work full of scope” (NME) that is filled with “artfully spliced, stylish tracks” and “dancefloor-friendly kaleidoscopic jazz” (The Guardian). It features fellow TL alum Joe Armon-Jones of Ezra Collective playing synths on opening track ‘Stranger Than Fiction’.
Decided by a panel of musicians, industry figures and journalists including the likes of Anna Calvi, Jorja Smith and Jamie Cullum, the 2020 Mercury Prize shortlist celebrates artistic achievement across an eclectic range of contemporary music genres. It covers 12 albums released between July 20 2019 and July 17 2020 by a British or Irish act.
The winner, who will receive a £25,000 cash prize, will be announced on 24 September.
Heralded as a boy of the London jazz revival, collaborations include Sons of Kemet and a track on the Beyonce curated Lion King soundtrack.
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