Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sampha - "Indecision"

Sampha is something of a mysterious figure. He's perhaps best known for his collaboration with the also rather mysterious SBTRKT, London producer Aaron Jerome, on Jerome's self-titled debut LP. Really the best thing about that album, Sampha has this super soft, feathery tone that somehow also manages to feel incredibly deep. Every note gives me chills. The mighty interweb reveals little about him besides this silly Q&A and the mystique just adds to his appeal. Supposedly Sampha is working on some solo stuff for a future full-length LP and this demo track is hopefully just a taste of more to come. This song is just so sweet and intimate with spare electronics over a simple lovely piano track and Sampha's voice floating over it all singing "Let it all work out." I think it will.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

M.I.A. - "Bad Girls"

Wowz. I wasn't even that into this song before I saw the video and now my chain is bangin' on my chest too. Just like the video for Boyz (oh how I love that video), which had me singing "Nananananananana" for days, "Bad Girls" has got me all giddy.