Known primarily for his vocal work on SBTRKT‘s massive debut album, South-London singer and producer Sampha has been due for a solo breakthrough. His label, Young Turks, seems poised to deliver, announcing the upcoming July 29th release of Dual, Sampha’s six-song debut EP.
The latest track to come to light from the EP is the beautifully sparse “Without,” which you can check out here:
A demo version of the piano-driven “Indecision,” another track from Dual, has been making the rounds the past year. You can listen to that here:
Sampha’s star has been rising the past few years after key vocal and production collaborations with Jessie Ware, Koreless, Lil Silva and, most recently, that one dude Aubrey. Heavily influenced by Malian singer Oumou Sangaré, Sampha’s haunting, unusual style and his heartfelt lyrics make it difficult not to have an instant emotional connection to his music.
You can pre-order Sampha’s Dual EP direct from Young Turks.