Last November I saw Sampha play in a janky theater in Downtown LA. We saw Father John Misty just lounging outside the venue as we walked in, and Emile Haynie circulating throughout the crowd. But name dropping isn’t very cool. Oprah told me that, once.
Anyway, it was an amazing, heartrending show. We’ve been waiting for this album ever since we heard Sampha all over SBTRKT’s big album. Now it’s finally here and it rules.
One particular album highlight – around the 1:55 mark on “Reverse Faults” I get chills every time.