Process crooner Sampha has returned with a brand new visual for the XL Recordings’ Everything Is Recorded collaboration “Close But Not Quite.” The track was originally released back in May as part of that XL compilation, finding Sampha’s spectral vocals alongside a classic Curtis Mayfield sample. Watch it in full above.

Richard Russell, the label’s founder, said of the sample that “These words I’m trying to recite, they come close but not quite,” for the track as Sampha’s style reminded him of the legendary jazz artist’s vulnerability. Directed and produced by the Black Mountain Workshop crew, the visuals put the spotlight on the creative process behind “Close But Not Quite.”

Make sure you check out Sampha’s “Shy Light” zine here, and revisit his video for “(No One Know Me) Like The Piano” below.

In other music news, listen to Lana Del Rey connect with A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti on two new tracks right here.

Words by Jacob Davey
Music Editor
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