Sampha has released the latest single from his upcoming album Process and it is a beauty. The single "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano" is an ode to the piano in his South London family home where he wrote most of the album.
Much of the song is Sampha's beautiful piano keystrokes, but he does take the time to reflect on the influence the piano has had on him and how it makes him feel at home.
"You know I left, I flew the nest, He sings in the chorus, "And you know I won't be alone / And in my chest you know me best / And you know I'll be back home." Pick up the song here.
This is the third single to emerge from Sampha's upcoming album following "Timmy's Prayer" and "Blood On Me." Process will be released on Feb. 3 via Young Turks. Pre-order the LP here.
Sampha has come a long way since his career began nearly a decade ago. He has been closely associated with acts like SBTRKT, touring with him and making a lot of music together, but he has grown into a coveted songwriter for the likes of Solange, Drake, Kanye West and Frank Ocean.
2017 will see Sampha step out of the shadows and into his own spotlight with Process and a world tour. Those dates can be found below with tickets available on his website.
Sampha 2017 Tour Dates:
02/06: Chicago, IL @ Metro
02/08: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/09: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
02/11: Montreal, QC @ Corona
02/12: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
02/13: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
03/11: Paris, FR @ La Cigale
03/12: Brussels, BE @ AB
03/13: Cologne, DE @ Gloria
03/15: Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
03/16: Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
03/18: Berlin, DE @ Astra Kulturhaus
03/19: Warsaw, PO @ Proxima
03/21: Milan, IT @ Fabrique
03/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/24: Utrecht, NL @ Catch Festival
03/26: Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
03/28: Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
03/29: London, UK @ Roundhouse
04/14: Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/21: Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/24: Auckland, NZ @ Studio
05/25: Brisbane, AU @ Triffid
05/27: Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
05/28: Sydney, AU @ Sydney opera House
05/29: Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
06/02: Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/10: Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound