Sampha Returns From 6 Year Hiatus Unveiling New Single ‘Spirit 2.0’

Harvey Marwood

By Harvey Marwood

Harvey Marwood

30 Jun 2023

London based singer, songwriter and producer Sampha is widely regarded as one of the most talented in his field, and having taken six years hiatus from his solo music, has this week returned unveiling brand new single ‘Spirit 2.0’.

Having been working diligently on his brand new forthcoming album, which we had the privilege of hearing early at his London ‘Satellite Business’ showcase which was received excellently by the crowd at the Hackney Church, ‘Spirit 2.0’ is the first track to be lifted from that project. The new single “acts as a beacon for new sounds, directions and perspectives. Over kicks, snares and polyrhythmic synths that evoke a contemporary take on west African folk music, Sampha summons a dreamlike, self-motivating mantra of positivity and possibility, created to lift him up when he needed it most”. It truly feels like we are seeing even more incredible artistry arise from Sampha’s creative perfection, and from the rest of what we have heard so far, it is all incredible.

Speaking about the track, Sampha says: “It’s about the importance of connection to both myself and others, and the beauty and harsh realities of just existing. 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.”

Watch the visuals for ‘Spirit 2.0’ above :