New Music: Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”

Sampha is preparing to release his debut album Process after spending the last year appearing on key songs from Frank Ocean, Kanye West, and Solange, as well as…
Brian Josephs / January 11, 2017

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

Stream Solange’s New Album, A Seat at the Table, Featuring Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, Sampha, Kelela

Last night, Solange dropped her new album A Seat at the Table. The long-awaited follow-up to 2012's True EP is 21 songs long, and features contributions…
Charles Innis / September 30, 2016

Sampha Runs from Hounds, Falls from Tree in “Blood on Me” Video

2016 has been a year of firsts for Sampha. He has his first headlining tour coming next October, and his debut album, Process, coming later this year.
Brian Josephs / September 16, 2016

Sampha Debuts ‘Blood on Me’ on ‘Colbert’

On Wednesday, Sampha shared a new an urgent song, "Blood on Me," and last night, he made his solo network television debut on The Late Show…
Anna Gaca / September 2, 2016

Sampha’s Comeback Continues With ‘Blood on Me’

Sampha has stayed mostly on the silent side after releasing "Timmy's Prayer," his first piece of original material in three years, back in May. Today, the…
Brian Josephs / August 31, 2016

Sampha Gives Air’s ‘All I Need’ a Solo Piano Soul Makeover

London-based singer and electronic musician Sampha appeared on BBC Radio 1's Piano Sessions series yesterday, performing a jazz-inflected cover of "All I Need," originally by downbeat…
Anna Gaca / June 16, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Brand New, the Faint, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from Long Island post-emo legends, dance-punk pioneers, and more.
SPIN Staff / May 20, 2016

Sampha Shares Silky New Single, ‘Timmy’s Prayer’

Sampha is a name we haven't heard from in a while. The electro-soul singer's Dual EP came out in 2013, and he collaborated with big…
Rachel Brodsky / May 17, 2016

Kanye West Debuts ‘Closest Thing to Einstein’ at Los Angeles Live Appearance

During an appearance at Yo Gotti's album release party at Los Angeles venue 1 Oak last night, Kanye West debuted the new track "Closest Thing…
Andrew Unterberger / February 24, 2016

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Blood Orange Share ‘A Kiss Goodbye’ With Emile Haynie

New York super-producer and friend to the stars Emile Haynie has enlisted some pretty big names for a solo single called "A Kiss Goodbye." Sampha,…
Brennan Carley / August 26, 2014

SBTRKT and Sampha Meet Again on Lush ‘Temporary View’

The ever-elusive SBTRKT has shared a new song. "Temporary View" offers a lush pileup of glitchy effects, snapping percussion, pensive keys, thick textures, and —…
Chris Martins / June 6, 2014

Sampha: South London Singer and Drake Co-Conspirator Proves He’s More Than Just a Silky Voice

Who: Sampha Sisay, a British singer and producer born and raised in Morden, a bedroom community outside South London. You may know him mainly as…
Philip Sherburne / November 26, 2013

Watch Sampha’s Intimate, Mournful ‘Happens’ Video

Sampha recently teased his new double-A-side single by sharing a solo version of "Too Much," a tender ballad that supplies the hook to Drake's penultimate…
Kyle McGovern / November 12, 2013

Stream Sampha’s Brooding, Drake-Less Version of ‘Too Much’

Drake's "Too Much" stands as one of the finest tracks on the Toronto MC's third album. It's a piano-lined "let's clear the air" confessional aimed…
Kyle McGovern / November 6, 2013
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