Sampha Kills His Performance on NPR’S Tiny Desk Concert Series [WATCH]
NPR'S Tiny Desk Concert series is officially the new MTV Unplugged. Why? Because it's the complete go-to whenever you want to hear acoustic, stripped-down versions of wonderful songs and the latest artist to stop by is Sampha.
Rocking a simple army-green winter coat, the British soul-singer delivered stirring renditions of songs like "Plastic 100°," "Blood On Me" and "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano."
In the clip, the talented 28-year-old appears to be in top form, which speaks to his resilience since he lost his mother not too long ago. She died from cancer at 67 years old.
"It's one of those things you don't really expect," said Sampha in an interview with Billboard. "It's like losing an arm or a leg."
He also says it took him a while to get back to a good creative space. "I wanted to be ready to release an album, emotionally, psychologically," explained the singer. "I wasn't quite ready writing a record and dealing with being out in the world."
We're certainly glad to see that Sampha's well enough to work again since it's safe to assume that he's not fully healed and may never be.
You can check out his fine work on the Tiny Desk Concert series above.