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Sampha announces his first new album in five years, Lahai

25 August 2023, 12:18 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Sampha took to his socials to announce his forthcoming second album.

“LAHAI,” Sampha captioned his announcement, which revealed the album's title. “My grandfather’s name. My middle name. My next musical chapter. My next album Fever Dreams. Continuums. Dancing. Generations. Syncopation. Bridges. Grief. Motherlands. Love. Spirit. Fear. Flesh. Flight.”

Following collaborations with Alicia Keys, SBTRKT, and more, Sampha announced his first solo single in six years, "Spirit 2.0", which followed the global success of his acclaimed 2017 debut album Process, and featured musical contributions from Yussef Dayes, El Guincho and Owen Pallet alongside vocals from Yaeji and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz of Ibeyi.

He also recently featured on Travis Scott's Utopia, appearing on “My Eyes” with Bon Iver.

Sampha is yet to reveal a release date for the forthcoming project.

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