If you don’t know Sampha by name yet, you may be familiar with his recent work alongside SBTRKT, Koreless, Jessie Ware and even Drake. Today’s featured tune, ‘Too Much’, is the full form release of a track which Drake sampled heavily for a highly acclaimed single of the same name from his 2013 LP ‘Nothing Was The Same’. In this context, it soon becomes evident that there’s something much darker and more brooding behind the original. Sampha’s stunning vocals intertwine with delicate keys to create something understated and unique, whilst the simplicity of the visual accompaniment works perfectly to prompt a feeling of warm yet uneasy lamentation. Whether you know him from other projects or not, Sampha will undoubtedly be one to watch in solo mode over the next year. ‘Too Much’ is a new favorite and one which will almost certainly feature on a few of our own end of year lists.
Too Much’ is taken from the AA side single ‘Too Much/Happens’, released November 12th 2013, with 7″ vinyl to follow on January 6th 2014 via Young Turks.