Break Of Day is driven by a desire to normalize negative thoughts and anxieties that both believers and non-believers may be experiencing. On the album opener, Ché Sampson repeats the statement that joy is on its way – both as an encouragement to the listener, and also as a mantra for herself.
This touches upon what makes Break Of Day such a special project. Ché Sampson has constructed it as a conduit through which she can offer a sense of peace, comfort and reassurance through faith. But at the same time, the music also serves the exact same purpose for Ché Sampson herself. Just like a healthy, spiritual relationship with Jesus, Break Of Day pivots around a two-way conversation – Ché Sampson sings both for herself, and for the listener.
Ché Sampson highlights, “My mission is to create music that builds people’s faith and their confidence, and that helps them to have a closer walk with Christ. It is no coincidence that these are the exact things that I also need on a daily basis. When I first started making music, it was purely as a form of communication to comfort myself. It took me a while to develop the confidence to share it with others.”
Ché Sampson does not sing to the listener from the lofty position of having already solved all her spiritual dilemmas and having figured everything out. Throughout the process of creating the album, Ché Sampson made it a priority to be vulnerable in documenting the darker shades that have challenged her, as well as paying tribute to the bright, celebratory splashes of colour that God unwavering offered in response.
After attending the BRIT School, Ché Sampson made a number of appearances as a backing vocalist for Eternal, Des’ree and the late great Noel McCoy. However, following her decision to commit her life wholeheartedly to Christ, she felt compelled to share her testimony through song. Ché Sampson subsequently began releasing music as an independent solo artist, with her debut single, ‘Our God is’, being made available in tandem with her 2013 EP, New Every Morning.
Ché Sampson continues to forge her path as an independent creative, and when she’s not making music, she’s working for a children’s mental health charity. Her use of art therapy in this role has had a stark impact on the way in which she knits together a vibrant array of textures, layers and moods on Break Of Day, to produce a uniquely soothing sonic tapestry.
‘Believe’ serves as the lead single from Break Of Day. It provides a mellow, drawn-in reflection on how, when we are unsure as to which path we should walk, we can lean on our trust in God’s plan, rather than depending on our often fevered and anxious ruminations.
The peaceful ambience of ‘Believe’ ripples through the entirety of the record, with Ché Sampson’s distinctive, harmonic vocals shifting seamlessly from the tenderness of her hymnal ballads (‘Perfect Peace’, ‘Clouds’) to more uptempo, R&B-infused ear-worms (‘Peace Be With You’, ‘Walk With Me’).
“I want my music to heal, free and build listeners’ faith in God.” Over the four year period of writing and honing each song on this album, Ché Sampson has kept this motto at the forefront of her mind. The fact that she has spent four years perfecting this project demonstrates the patience and care that has been given to every single track on Break Of Day.
Inspirational British recording artist and Songwriter Ché Sampson from south/west London is the eldest of three children has been singing from her teens. Her voice has been described as having a pure, honest and soothing quality. She is from a musical family where the father is a professional producer/Jazz guitarist, the mother is a former vocalist for a choral group in Guyana, eldest brother plays bass and youngest brother is a budding pianist.
Former Brits School student took singing lessons from (British Gospel singer) Priscilla Jones, former vocal coach to The Spice Girls, Craig David and Amy Winehouse. Ché Sampson has made various appearances singing-backing vocals for Eternal, Des’ree and Noel Mc Coy as well as being the second soprano in the London Adventist Chorale, making television appearances on BBC’s Songs Of Praise with collaborations with Wynton Marsalis and Take 6.
Writing songs with her guitar flow effortlessly for Ché Sampson which is proving to be the perfect vehicle to communicate her ideas and thoughts as a Christian living in London today. Ché Sampson released her debut EP “New Every Morning” back in 2013. She has also released singles from her debut album: ‘Rest’ 2018 and ‘Clouds’ 2019 and now ‘He Care’ 2020
Her debut album titled “Break of Day” is inspired by seeing God’s faithfulness through life pressures, God meeting her circumstances and showing hope in a hopeless situation.(1 Peter 5;7) ‘Cast your anxieties on him because he cares for you’,
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