London songwriter Sampha will release new album ‘LAHAI’ later this year.
The songwriter’s tender debut album ‘Process’ took years to slot into place, a writing process disrupted by grief and enhanced by love. Winning the Mercury Prize in emotional circumstances, Sampa then seemed to take a step back.
Re-emerging this year with his song ‘Spirit 2.0’ he then played a handful of beautiful nights at a church in East London, showcasing new material and highlighting his creative thoughts.
New album ‘LAHAI’ has now been confirmed – the title echoes his grandfather’s name, and it’s also Sampha’s middle name. “My next musical chapter,” writes Sampha, “my next album…”
He adds: “Fever Dreams. Continuums. Dancing. Generations. Syncopation. Bridges. Grief. Motherlands. Love. Spirit. Fear. Flesh. Flight.”
My grandfather’s name
My middle name
My next musical chapter
My next album
Fever Dreams. Continuums. Dancing. Generations. Syncopation. Bridges. Grief. Motherlands. Love. Spirit. Fear. Flesh. Flight. pic.twitter.com/iTF1OaHZ3p
— Sampha (@sampha) August 24, 2023