Working in a genre self-described as "aquavibe", 24 year-old Lance Sampson displays a preternatural gift for individuation and inspiration. Having spent time in and out of prison from ages 15 to 21, Sampson learned how to play guitar while incarcerated and used music as a means for spiritual focus. After a smattering of Soundcloud singles, including the effortless vibe-inducing "1 Spring Garden", Sampson dropped his first collection of songs in the form of an EP entitled "Water Temple", in late March. Touching on nu-blues, R&B, and spacious neo-soul, his distinctive, captivating persona is felt throughout the record. Critical acclaim for Sampson has recently materialized in him winning the 2018 CBC Music Searchlight Competition.