Stream: Sampha – “Without”

July 8, 2013 2 comments

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Everyone’s favorite angel (but especially mine and Nah’s) Sampha is back with his new “Without.” Word on the blogstreet is that he is finally releasing his debut EP through label Young Turks (home also to SBTRKT, The xx and Charlift) later this month and the release of “Without” today is a good sign that the rumor will prove to be true. Sampha has been a long rising star these past few years as frequent collaborator of SBTRKT, Jessie Ware’s “Valentine,” and most recently helping Drake get out some feelings on “The Motion.” While Sampha has a true talent for producing, his distinctive quality is his voice. In a world of the artificial and auto-tune, his voice is the buttery, soul-piercing, honest gift that only comes around once in a while. It’s the honey that binds the acoustic and electronic elements of his music together so seamlessly and it’s the reason artists and fans alike will keep coming back to him. Listen below and stay tuned for his EP Dual that will feature six tracks including a reworked version of “Indecision” and of course “Without.”

Now if I could only get Sampha to serenade Nah on her birthday this weekend because, as the person who introduced me to him FOREVER ago, she deserves it.