In the space of just one year, Gambian-by-way-of-Coventry artist PaSalieu has achieved more than most artists have in their entire career. In January of 2020, Pa released his breakout single Frontline which quickly became one of the most played tracks across BBC1xtra. Now just over thirteen months later, Pa’s uncompromising sound palette and singular artist vision has seen him win the BBC Sound of 2021, recently perform a breathtaking slot on the Jimmy Fallon Show, cover the likes of Dazed, NME, Wonderland, Mixmag and ES Magazine and win tips from Amazon Music’s Ones to Watch, MTV Push for 2021, Vevo Discovr Ones to Watch and the 1xtra Hot for 2021 list. An artist just as comfortable collaborating with fellow British rappers such as M1llionz, Backroad Gee and SL as he is with working with FKA Twigs, jazz virtuoso Yussef Dayes and black midi’s Morgan Simpson (not to mention high end brands like Prada, Burberry and Givenchy), Pa Salieu is a potent artistic force unlike any other before him.
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