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LP - Sampha - Lanai

LP - Sampha - Lanai

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1 LP - Indie white vinyl

Spanning jazz, soul, rap, dance, jungle, and west African music, producer and singer-songwriter Sampha presents his highly-anticipated sophomore release, "Lahai". Taken from his paternal grandfather's name, "Lahai" revels in the awe and magic of our existence, synthesizing the exquisite chaos that one experiences confronting the cycle of life and the beyondness.

Spanning 14 tracks, with contributions from some of Sampha's closest friends, peers and collaborators including Yaeji, Léa Sen, Sheila Maurice Grey (Kokoroko), Ibeyi, Morgan Simpson (Black Midi), Yussef Dayes, Laura Groves, and Kwake Bass, the record is a communal affair seeing Sampha explore the many ways in which we as humans connect to each other, and to something bigger than ourselves.

It's no wonder that artists like Kendrick Lamar, Stormzy, Travis Scott, and previously, Drake, Solange, Frank Ocean, and Beyoncé have all tapped the artist for his inimitable voice, songwriting, and production contributions.

If "Process", Sampha's 2017 Mercury-Prize winning debut album, was an artist figuring out his own place in the world, engulfed in the shadows of grief and loss, "Lahai" is an exercise in the radical acceptance and joy in the human condition, and the beauty in the journey itself.

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