Sampa The Great‘s new album “The Return” has arrived!
Following the promising singles “Final Form” and “OMG”, the Australia based poet and singer-songwriter delivers a characterful record, deeply rooted in classic hip-hop and ancient Southern African sounds. Built on four years of personal and musical soul-searching, it’s an assured statement, the product of meaningful musical connections and of Sampa having to redefine her self-identity away from the comforts of family and old friends.
The 19-track effort enlists a string of esteemed collaborators and peers to create the album. Mixed by Jonwayne (of Stones Throw notoriety), MsM (Skepta/Boy Better Know) and Andrei Eremin (GRAMMY-nominated engineer for Hiatus Kaiyote and Chet Faker), productions are by Silentjay, Slowthai producer Kwes Darko, Clever Austin (Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kiayote), Blue Lab Beats and Syreniscreamy. The album also features collaborations with Ecca Vandal, London jazz collective Steam Down and many more.
Have a listen to “The Return” right below and get your copy via Bandcamp.