Today, the expansive British soul singer Sampha releases his own solo-piano version of his Drake collab “Too Much” as a single. The song’s B-side is another piano-and-voice song from Sampha, a soft and lovely lament called “Happens.” This guy sounds great when he’s singing over diffuse, of-the-moment variations on dance music, but it turns out that he also sounds great in the most traditional, stripped-down context. Listen, and check out the minimal video from director Cherise Payne, below.
The “Too Much” b/w “Happens” single is out digitally today on Young Turks. The 7″ vinyl version arrives 1/6.