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Sampha bares all on beautiful new song “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” — listen

on January 11, 2017, 2:50pm

Sampha has come quite a long way since jump-starting his career in the late 2000s. In addition to past collaborations with Drake and FKA twigs, the British crooner and producer appeared on a number of 2016’s most noteworthy albums, including Solange’s A Seat at the Table and Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. Even so, he hasn’t forgotten his roots, and even pays tribute to them specifically on his latest solo offering, “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”.

At once vulnerable and stunning, the track is said to be something of an homage to Sampha’s childhood piano in London — the same family-owned instrument on which he wrote most of his highly anticipated debut album, Process. He previously performed the song live during a couple of shows in Europe late last year. Listen in below.

Process is slated to drop on February 3rd via Young Turks. For more, revisit early singles “Timmy’s Prayer” and “Blood On Me”.

In support, Sampha will appear on the Tonight Show this Friday, January 13th, marking his second US TV performance following his Colbert debut in September. He also recently announced festival dates at CoachellaPrimavera Sound, and NOS Primavera.

Sampha 2017 Tour Dates:
02/06 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
02/08 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
02/11 – Montreal, QC @ Corona
02/12 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
02/13 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
03/11 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
03/12 – Brussels, BE @ AB
03/13 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
03/15 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
03/16 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
03/18 – Berlin, DE @ Astra Kulturhaus
03/19 – Warsaw, PO @ Proxima
03/21 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
03/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/24 – Utrecht, NL @ Catch Festival
03/26 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
03/28 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
03/29 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/24 – Auckland, NZ @ Studio
05/25 – Brisbane, AU @ Triffid
05/27 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney Opera House
05/28 – Sydney, AU @ Sydney opera House
05/29 – Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
06/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/10 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound

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