London based artist Sampha has had a very good year, recently featuring Drake’s newest album. We all know his vocal talents, but here we get an idea of the extent of his skills on a piano with new track “Happens”.
The track itself is beautifully minimalistic in its approach – piano and vocals. Nothing more, nothing less. When you have a voice with as much character as Sampha’s, you can afford the luxury of such minimalism, and when you can play the keys like this … it’s a great listen. The video takes an equally stripped back approach, featuring a moody silhouette of Sampha, a possible reference to the opening lyric “I see you in the dark”.
You can grab the single on the b-side of the better known “Too Much” on iTunes now.