Fans of Sampha can finally rejoice as the talented artist has unveiled the release date for his highly anticipated sophomore album, titled Lahai. This marks his first album in seven years, creating tremendous excitement among his dedicated followers.
To tease the upcoming album, Sampha has dropped a mesmerizing new song titled “Only.” The track, characterized by its genre-defying sound, delves deep into the enigmatic labyrinth of Sampha’s mind. Accompanying this musical offering is a visually captivating music video that takes viewers on a surreal journey through a mythical universe.
Despite his temporary absence from the limelight, Sampha is eager to make a triumphant return to the music scene. During a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, he expressed the complex emotions he has experienced during the rollout of his Lahai album.
“It’s such a weird thing, sometimes it feels more like a dream when it’s actually out there in the world and the collective consciousness is making sense of it,” Sampha shared. “It’s a strange thing, but it’s lovely, it’s beautiful, and I’m into it. For me and just artists, we move on quite quickly, so sometimes seeing it, getting it out, it feels like the final stage of being able to move on with this.”
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The music video for “Only” is a testament to Sampha‘s creativity and his ability to craft music that resonates on multiple levels. As fans eagerly await the release of Lahai, they can savor this visual and auditory masterpiece.
Lahai is out 10/20 via Young. Find more information here.