Sampha announces new album LAHAI

Sampha announces his new album LAHAI, will arrive October 20th on Young. Taken from his paternal grandfather’s name
Sampha by Jesse Crankson

Sampha announces his new album LAHAI, will arrive October 20th on Young. Taken from his paternal grandfather’s name, which is also Sampha’s middle name, the 14-tracks, include contributions from some of Sampha’s closest friends, peers and collaborators including: Yaeji, Léa Sen, Sheila Maurice Grey (Kokoroko), Ibeyi, Morgan Simpson (Black Midi), Yussef Dayes, Laura Groves and Kwake Bass. On the album’s latest single “Only,” premiering today via a new music video directed by Dexter Navy.

This fall Sampha will take an elevated version of the Satellite Business live show on the road, kicking off with multiple nights in London at St. Johns at Hackney Church in October, before he heads back to North America to perform in major cities including: Los Angeles, Toronto, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Atlanta, returning to Europe at the start of December to play Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. Full list of dates below.

Not unlike its maker, LAHAI defies clear categorization. Spanning jazz, soul, rap, dance, jungle and west African music, LAHAI sees Sampha elevating his production and vocal ambition to great new heights. A notable singer, songwriter and producer, it’s no wonder that artists like Kendrick Lamar, Stormzy, Travis Scott and previously, Drake, Solange, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne and Alicia Keys have all tapped the artist for his inimitable voice plus songwriting and production contributions to their music. His work expands across multiple disciplines, with previous creative partnerships including the fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner, the Shy Light zine with Durimel (who also shot the LAHAI artwork) his Process film with director Kahlil Joseph, and most recently creative director Jonny Lu, with whom Sampha worked to create the LAHAI album artwork and logo

Track list:

1. Stereo Colour Cloud (shaman’s dream)
2. Spirit 2.0
3. Dancing Circles
4. Suspended
5. Satellite Business
6. Jonathan L. Seagull
7. Inclination Compass (Tenderness)
8. Only
9. Time Piece
10. Can’t Go Back
11. Evidence
12. Wave Therapy
13. What If You Hypnotise Me?
14. Rose Tint

Sampha 2023 Tour Dates:

*Shows will be in the round similar to Pioneer Works in NYC in June

October 12 – London, UK – St John at Hackney Church
October 13 – London, UK – St John at Hackney Church
October 14 – London, UK – St John at Hackney Church

October 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Lahai Tour:
October 29 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
November 1 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
November 4 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
November 7 – New York City, NY – Webster Hall
November 11 – Washington D.C. – Howard Theatre
November 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
November 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern

December 4 – Berlin, DE – Theater Des Westens
December 5 – Amsterdam, NL – Royal Theatre Carré
December 7 – Paris, FR – Cirque d’Hiver

Purchase tickets for Sampha HERE


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