Sampa the Great has dropped a new single ahead of the release of her new album As Above, So Below. It’s called ‘Bona’, and it follows ‘Never Forget’ and the Denzel Curry collaboratoin ‘Lane’. Produced by Zambian producer Mag44, with co-production from Sampa herself, the track comes with an accompanying video from director Travys Owen. Check it out below.
“I haven’t yet shown the influence Botswana has had on me musically; this is the style, language, and swag of Batswana youth,” Sampa explained in a statement. “‘Bona’ is a chance for me to shine light on other elements of music that I was influenced by when growing up, outside of Zambian music. I want to bring a Southern African anthem to the mix and DJ desks and show that there’s an array of music coming out of Africa on top of Afrobeats.”
As Above, So Below is released September 9 on Loma Vista.