Sampha Announces New Album with New Single
Written by rhythm86 on June 30, 2023
Sampha has returned with a new single, Spirit 2.0.
Released today via Young, “Spirit 2.0” is Sampha’s first solo music in over six years, following his 2017 debut album, Process. Since then, he has contributed to Kendrick Lamar’s Mr Morales & The Big Steppers (on “Father Time”) and Stormzys This Is What I Mean (on “Samphas Plea”).
Spirit 2.0 is the first song to be released from a new album. It features musical contributions from Yussef Dayes, El Guincho, and Owen Pallet alongside vocals from Yaeji and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of Ibeyi.
“It’s about the importance of connection to both myself and others, and the beauty and harsh realities of just existing. It’s about acknowledging those moments when you need helpthat requires real strength,” Sampha, real name Sampha Lahai Sisay, says.
If Process was an artist figuring out his own place in the world, we’re told, Samphas latest music “opens to new life and lives in awe of what’s beyond.”
01. Spirit 2.0
Spirit 2.0 is available now, with a stream below.
Photo: Jesse Crankston