In addition to guesting on Frank Ocean’s “visual album” Endless and Kanye West’s “Saint Pablo” this year, Sampha has steadily been releasing fresh material in anticipation of his debut album, Process. Last night, he performed one of his latest tracks, “Blood On Me”, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert — voice velvety as ever, demeanor cool to the touch even under those blood red lights. The appearance marked his long-awaited solo TV debut, another step in what is already a huge year for the UK crooner.
Replay the performance up above. Process is coming soon via Young Turks; further details, including a release date, are forthcoming.
Update — Tuesday, September 13th at 10:50 a.m. CT: Sampha has lined up a short tour for October, including dates in North America and the UK.
Sampha 2016 Tour Dates:
10/12 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios
10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
10/20 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
10/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
10/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s Alright
10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish Music Hall
11/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palace Theatre