Process, the highly anticipated debut album from Sampha, is released today via Young Turks / Remote Control Records.
Earlier this week, Sampha revealed the video for his new single ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ – directed by Jamie-James Medina and starring Sampha alongside model and activist Adwoa Aboah – comes in two different formats. As well as a traditional music video, viewers can also immerse themselves in a virtual reality version, a product of Sampha’s creative and technological collaboration with YouTube. The videos are co-produced by Forever Pictures and m ss ng p eces, with post-production by PostPanic. Watch them below.
At once both emotionally raw and achingly beautiful, ‘(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano’ is a tribute to the piano that sat in Sampha’s south London family home from the age of three – a piano on which he wrote much of his debut album Process. Produced by Sampha and Rodaidh McDonald, Process is Sampha’s defining artist statement. As one of the UK’s most enigmatic young artists, Sampha previously lent his vocal, production and songwriting talents to a whole range of standout releases, from homegrown UK contemporaries such as SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Lil Silvaand Jessie Ware to world-renowned superstars like Drake, Beyonce, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and most recently on Solange’s A Seat At The Table album. Now, on Process – which also features previous singles ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ and ‘Blood On Me’ – it’s time for Sampha to tell his own story.
Meanwhile, Sampha will perform live throughout 2017, with shows across Europe and as support for The xx on their North American tour, after which he will begin his Australian tour. With two shows at the Sydney Opera House now sold out, remaining shows at Studio in Auckland, The Triffid in Brisbane, and The Croxton Bandroom in Melbourne are selling fast. Sampha has recently been announced to perform at the Coachella, Primavera Sound and NOS Primavera festivals later in the year. See full Australian tour dates and ticket details below.
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[Behind The Scenes]
Sampha Process AU/NZ Tour Dates
24 . 05 – Auckland, New Zealand – Studio
25 . 05 – Brisbane, Australia – The Triffid SELLING FAST
27 . 05 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House SOLD OUT
28 . 05 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House SOLD OUT
29 . 05 – Melbourne, Australia – The Croxton Bandroom SELLING FAST