Moses Sumney Biography
Moses Sumney is a well-known Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter. In 2014, his self-recorded EP, Mid-City Island was released. In 2016, he released another five-song EP titled Lamentations. His first full-length album, Aromanticism was released in September 2017. In 2020, his second album, Græ was released. He has performed as an opening act for James Blake, Sufjan Stevens, and Solange Knowles.
Moses Sumney Education
After graduating from high school, h moved to Los Angeles in 2010 where he attended The University of California, Los Angeles. There, he majored in creative writing and studied poetry.
Moses Sumney Career
Moses Sumney Musical Career
He broke into the Los Angeles music scene in 2014 and caught the eye of many record labels. At the time, he said it did not feel right because labels were trying to conform him to a certain image and he was still trying to discover the artist that he wanted to be. His 2014-debut project, Mid-City Island, a five-song EP was self-recorded onto a four-track recorder given to him by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. After the release of the EP, Moses joined Terrible Records. Moreover, he has performed at venues such as Hollywood and alongside artists such as Dirty Projectors, Junip, St. Vincent, and Local Natives. And he then sang on the opening track of Beck’s album Song Reader.
Moses released Lamentations, an EP on September 30, 2016, which featured a guest appearance from Thundercat. On September 22, 2017, his first full-length album, Aromanticism was released by Jagjaguwar. The album received acclaim from Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and The New York Times, which also named it one of the best albums of 2017. His 2017 single “Doomed” appeared in the season 6 final of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and also appeared again in Westworld, season 3, episode 3 “The Absence of Field”. “Quarrel” (his 2017 single) appeared in Netflix’s Dear White People. And also his 2017 song “Plastic” and his 2020 song “Keeps Me Alive” both appeared in HBO’s Insecure. He played himself in season 1 episode 4 of HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness.
Moreover, he appeared in the movie Creed and worked on the soundtrack alongside Ludwig Gorannson and Tessa Thompson. In 2020, he released his second studio album, Græ, in two parts. On February 21, 2020, the first part was released whereas the second part was released on May 15, 2020, accompanied by a physical release of the double album. His single “Me in 20 Years” was featured in a special episode of the HBO drama Euphoria in December 2020. He then contributed a cover of the Metallica song “The Unforgiven” to the charity tribute album, The Metallica Blacklist released in September 2021.
Moses Sumney Age
Moses was born on May 19, 1992, therefore he is 31 years old as of June 2023. He thus celebrates his birthday on May 19th of every year.
Moses Sumney Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.93m) tall.
Moses Sumney Family
Sumney was born in California and raised by pastor parents. However, he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Moses has any siblings.
Moses Sumney Wife
Moses is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone. It is not known if he has any kids.
Moses Sumney Net Worth
Sumney has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million which he has earned through being a singer-songwriter.
Moses Sumney Salary
The amount he receives as a salary is not mentioned on the Internet. However, he earns a decent salary.
Moses Sumney The Idol
In June 2023, he starred in the HBO drama series, The Idol. In the series, Moses plays the role of Izaak, a follower of Tedros. The Idol focuses on Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp), an aspiring pop idol who, after having a nervous breakdown that causes her last tour to be canceled, resolves to reclaim her title as the sexiest pop star in America and begins a complex relationship with Tedros (Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye), a self-help guru and the head of a contemporary cult. However, the series generally has received negative reviews from critics for its script, direction, and sexual content, through the cinematography, and production design.
Moses acts alongside fellow actors and actresses such as;
- Abel Tesfaye playing the role of Tedros
- Lily-Rose Depp playing the role of Jocelyn
- Suzanna Son playing the role of Chloe
- Troye Sivan playing the role of Xander
- Jane Adams playing the role of Nikki Katz
- Jennie Ruby Jane playing the role of Dyanne
- Rachel Sennott playing the role of Leia
- Hari Nef playing the role of Talia
- Da’Vine Joy Randolph playing the role of Destiny
- Dan Levy playing the role of Benjamin
- Eli Roth playing the role of Andrew Finkelstein
- Ramsey playing as herself
- Hank Azaria playing the role of Chaim
- Melanie Liburd playing the role of Jenna