The Hyundai Mercury Prize for the yr’s finest British album has revealed its 2022 shortlist. Harry Types’ Harry’s Home, Little Simz’s Generally I Is perhaps Introvert, Moist Leg’s self-titled album, Yard Act’s The Overload, Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Below, and Self Esteem’s Prioritise Pleasure are among the many albums nominated for the celebrated prize. First-time nominees make up nearly all of this yr’s nominees, which additionally embrace Kojey Radical, Nova Twins, and Pleasure Crookes. Discover the total listing of nominees beneath.
It was introduced yesterday that the judging panel for the 2022 prize included musicians Anna Calvi, Lanterns on the Lake’s Hazel Wilde, Loyle Carner, and Jamie Cullum.
“Getting all the way down to 12 albums this yr was not straightforward, just because there have been so many outstanding ones to select from,” the judges mentioned in a press release. “That serves as proof that British and Irish music thrives throughout unsettled durations in historical past, with the albums chosen protecting all the things from imaginative pop to pioneering rap to Cornish language folk-rock. We really feel that these 12 superb albums every have one thing to say artistically and socially, all in their very own distinctive, enriching methods. Now comes the actually laborious half… selecting just one total winner.”
Final yr, Arlo Parks took residence the 2021 Mercury Prize for her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams, beating out information by Wolf Alice, Mogwai, and extra. The 2022 Mercury Prize will happen on Thursday, September 8 on the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London.
Mercury Prize 2022 Shortlist:
Forest Ground – Fergus McCreadie
Tresor – Gwenno
Harry’s Home – Harry Types
For All Our Days That Tear the Coronary heart – Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler
Pores and skin – Pleasure Crookes
Motive to Smile – Kojey Radical
Generally I Is perhaps Introvert – Little Simz
Supernova – Nova Twins
Seventeen Going Below – Sam Fender
Prioritise Pleasure – Self Esteem
Moist Leg – Moist Leg
The Overload – Yard Act