Aged 28, Sampha has already given his voice, soft and tender with emotion, to some of today's most beautiful R’n’B tracks. Discovered in 2011 on electro groupSBTRKT's first album, the British man started working with Drake in 2013 (on tracks Too Much and The Motion). 2016 was the jackpot year. Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Solange all called upon him for their respective albums. The Holy Trinity of R'n'B seemed to be touched by his grace.
For 2017 the young man continues his ascent as a solar souled star with a fantastic first opus. The Brit eschews any categories to offer a sensitive music that blends a trip-hop resurgence, R’n’B crooner style ballads and piano-vocal pieces with a pure fragility, mutant digital experimentation a la Arca and West African instruments. “It’s probably to do with my way of creating very freely. I pick up the mic and see what comes out. Or I might just play the piano for hours on end. The Blood On Me and Plastic 100°, for example, both come from the same improvisation session.”
Sampha offers a sensitive soul sound that blends a trip-hop resurgence, R’n’B crooner style ballads and piano-vocal pieces with a pure fragility and mutant digital experimentation.