There’s no need to think about this too much, it’s more than just any new single.
It hasn’t been rushed through and it’s been more than worth the wait to finally be blessed with the first track from Sampha in over 2 years. Just listen quietly to the heavenly ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ and take in the supreme emotive quality that is uniquely and just simply Sampha. The beautifully stripped back production slowly builds as Sampha bare’s his soulful vocal flair in his signature style, unfolding to breaks open a new high with an electronically styled soul soundscape. Simply introduced with a note on Twitter, Sampha premiered the new single online;
Sampha, the Morden raised, British producer/singer-songwriter extraordinaire has enraptured fans here and across the shore stacking up collaborations with the likes of Drake, SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Solange and most recently Kanye West on the introspective 6 minute, ‘Saint Pablo‘. The elusive track has been leaked online in various guises and on various occasions but as yet remains officially unreleased.
I wrote Saint Pablo after admitting to my greatest shame my personal debt. But I'm not ashamed anymore.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 24, 2016
Expect the unveiling of a new project from Sampha this year that will continue the reign of British producers on the global stage. Till then, ‘Timmy’s Prayer’ has us listening with our heads bowed and complete at the behest of Sampha singing “If ever you’re listening, if heaven’s a prison, than I am your prisoner.”