If Sampha’s delicate, piercing voice sounds familiar, it’s no doubt due to the R&B singer/producer’s collaborations with SBTRKT, Jessie Ware and Drake. Now it’s time to put a name to the voice. The Londoner recently released “Without”, the first single off his solo debut, Dual, out July 29th.
Sampha delivers raw emotion into every breathe of his music, to the point that it can feel disorienting. And indeed, all the songs on Dual come from a very personal place. As Sampha confessed to Pitchfork, the EP was inspired by “the duality of telling someone ‘I’m fine’ but feeling different internally– that performance aspect of your life, creating this person for other people.”
In this digital age who can’t identify with that? Look for Sampha’s Dual out next week and bring on the catharsis.