London singer-songwriter Sampha has returned with his first new solo single in over six years. ‘Spirit 2.0’ features musical contributions from Yussef Dayes, El Guincho, and Owen Pallet, as well as vocals from Yaeji and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of Ibeyi. Listen to it below.
“It’s about the importance of connection to both myself and others, and the beauty and harsh realities of just existing,” Sampha said of the track in a press release. “It’s about acknowledging those moments when you need help – that requires real strength. I hope people can enjoy that feeling of someone being there for you, even if that person doesn’t have the answers. Just calling someone up without overthinking… letting go and just dancing.. wanting to see past the mundanity of things and appreciating the magic of it all, from birds nests to spaceships.”
Sampha’s debut album, Process, arrived in 2017. ‘Spirit 2.0’ follows his appearances on Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (‘Father Time’), SBTRKT’s The Rat Road (‘L.F.O.’), and Stormzy’s This Is What I Mean (‘Sampha’s Plea’).