British crooner Sampha was introduced to much of the world through Drake, who sampled this track on his album, Nothing Was the Same. The original song is a stripped-down version of Drake’s famous track, featuring just Sampha’s voice over a piano.
In it, we find Sampha at a distinct point in time, begging his lover to not overthink what they have together and give up on him. It’s a snapshot of a long relationship, which Sampha points out, telling his significant other: “This is more than just a new lust for you.”
The song shows Sampha’s impressive vocal range and distinct sound. But his talents can’t save him in this relationship. As the only verse ends, he’s pleading, trying to convince himself as much as the other person, whimpering, “I know you care about me.”
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About the curator - Cormac McGee
Cormac McGee is a DJ, artist manager and concert promoter based in Toronto, Canada. He’s played in front of crowds from 10 – 1,000 people and has run concerts with some of today’s top hip hop artists, including Drake, Future, Mac Miller, 6lack, Ab-Soul and more. He also runs the Music Den at Ryerson University, a business incubator for entrepreneurs in the music industry.