Watch Sampha & Alicia Keys Perform Together In London
This past Tuesday night the two shared the stage together when headliner Keys brought out Sampha to perform his recently released song “Blood On Me,” as well as a collaborative take on the former’s song “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready).”
Sampha foreshadowed his return several months ago with “Timmy’s Prayer,” a brooding and emotional track from the crooner. He also dropped a post on Instagram explaining his absence saying, “It’s been awhile. I’ve had a lot to process these past couple of years. As we all do. And it’s hard to articulate sometimes,” before concluding with “I’m looking forward to sharing my music with you again.”
A few weeks ago Sampha announced the title of his debut album, Process, which was accompanied by the single “Blood On Me.” Following that he announced a run of tour dates (which can be viewed below) and a music video for “Blood On Me.”
The video finds the singer-songwriter running for his life throughout the countryside, beautiful shots of crimson red skies and dark settings complimenting the melancholy feel of the track.
Considering that Sampha has been popping up pretty frequently so far this year (he was on Kanye West‘s The Life Of Pablo, as well as Frank Ocean‘s Endless), hopefully we’ll be getting Process before the end of the year. But we’ll see what happens.
Check out fan footage from Alicia Keys and Sampha’s performance below.
12 Oct // London, UK // Corsica Studios*
19 Oct // Montreal, QC // Fairmount Theatre*
20 Oct // Toronto, ON // The Underground – Drake Hotel*
23 Oct // Philadelphia, PA // Johnny Brenda’s*
24 Oct // Washington, DC // U Street Music Hall^
25 Oct // Brooklyn, NY // Baby’s Alright*
29 Oct // San Francisco, CA // Swedish American Music Hall*
01 Nov // Los Angeles, CA // The Palace Theatre*