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Sampha — spring 2017
Photography Tom Ordoyno, styling Akeem Smith

Sampha sings on two unreleased new songs

The UK singer-songwriter lends his unique voice to two new tracks recorded for a project with XL Recordings boss Richard Russell

Sampha made a name for himself as a collaborator, working with artists like Drake, Solange, Frank Ocean and more over the years. More recently, however, he’s been in the headlines as a solo artist, releasing his stellar debut album Process last month. Still, never one to rest on his laurels, the UK singer-songwriter has lent his vocals to two tracks made with XL Recordings boss Richard Russell.

Russell is currently at work on a project titled Everything Is Recorded, set to feature a range of guest collaborators ranging from Brian Eno to Damon Albarn to Peter Gabriel. It also features Sampha on at least two tracks, as DIY report: “Close But Not Quite” and the title track “Everything Is Recorded”, both of which got an airing on a recent radio show with Richard Russell broadcast on Reprezent for The xx’s Night + Day concerts.

The tracks start at the 54-minute and 1-hour 13-minute marks respectively – listen below.