Born in California and raised between Ghana and Southern California, Sumney is a singer, writer, and multidisciplinary storyteller.
Moses Sumney (b. 1992) studied creative writing and poetry at UCLA. In 2019, he received a SXSW special jury award for his video compositions and was awarded a Macdowell Fellowship for Artistic Excellence. In 2020, his first published essay, “Stateside Statelessness,” appeared in Fight of the Century (Simon & Schuster), an immigration-centric anthology edited by Ayelet Waldman and Puliter-Prizer winner Michael Chabon. Sumney’s critically acclaimed 2020 sophomore double album græ is described as a “conceptual patchwork about greyness”. Sumney's work has been exhibited in New York and at the Peréz Art Museum Miami.