British singer Sampha has released his first solo single in over six years, entitled ‘Spirit 2.0’ many had been wondering if he quit music-making. However, it is now apparent that he is back and better than ever.
The South London singer is also a pianist and assembled this track alongside session instrumentalists Yussef Dayes, El Guincho, and Owen Pallet. The song also hears additional vocals from Yaeji and Ibeyi’s Lisa-Kaindé Diaz.
Sampha was a big name in 2016 and was a performer at the BRIT awards and a name on the shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize. The vocalist also featured on Solange’s 2016 album, A Seat At The Table, on the track ‘Don’t Touch My Hair.’ However, since his 2017 project Process, fans have heard little from the artist.
Sampha had provided features for various artists, including Tyler, The Creator but had not released his own music until now. In the press release for this latest single, the vocalist stated, “It’s about the importance of connection to both myself and others and the beauty and harsh realities of just existing.”
He continued, “It’s about acknowledging those moments when you need help—that requires real strength. I hope people can enjoy that feeling of someone being there for you, even if that person doesn’t have the answers.”
Further explaining the multi-faceted nature of the song, the vocalist (real name Sampha Sisay) explained, “It’s about just calling someone up without overthinking… letting go and just dancing… wanting to see past the mundanity of things and appreciating the magic of it all, from birds nests to spaceships.”
Sampha has recently previewed “Spirit 2.0” during shows in New York and London. Fans are hoping for an album. A pleasant surprise from the singer. You can hear this latest single in the video below.