While Sampha has logged time in the studio with Kanye West (“Saint Pablo”) and SBTRKT (Save Yourself) recently, his most recent solo material (“Slow Lights”) dates back to 2014. That changes this week, however, as the Brit has re-emerged with a new song called “Timmy’s Prayer”, as well as a note about his return.
“It’s been a while,” Sampha wrote in a new message posted to Instagram yesterday, acknowledging his absence. “I’ve had a lot to process these past couple of years, as we all do, and it’s hard to articulate sometimes. I wanted to say thank you to all the people who’ve shown me so much love and support. I’m looking forward to start sharing my music with you again.”
A silky, swaying ballad, it finds Sampha pouring his heart out, his vulnerability at its highest: “And when I’m left without your love, it can feel like a lifetime, baby.”
Stream it above.