Sampa The Great has announced her new single, ‘Final Form’.
Premiered as Zane Lowe’s latest World Record on Apple’s Beats 1, ‘Final Form’ hears the MC embrace her struggle as an artist – “It’s easy to get caught up in the constant chatter around you about how ‘you are not there yet’ how you ‘might not make it'” says Sampa, adding “Final Form is about expanding yourself and calling out any negativity towards that growth process. As an artist I now recognise my in-between stage; sometimes it drops and sometimes it rises, but I love that I get to level up each second. I might even final form tomorrow.”
The ‘Final Form’ official video, also released today, sees Sampa travel back to Zambia to explore the traditions and communities of her roots. Bridging the gap between the traditional worlds of Nyau dancers and modern Zambian youth culture, it was filmed in the run-up to her first ever shows on African soil, including her recent homecoming show in Zambia.
Having previously performed worldwide supporting the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Thundercat, Joey Bada$$, Hiatus Kaiyote, Noname, Ibeyi and Little Simz, 2019 will see Sampa make her debut at Glastonbury later this month, alongside play shows at Love Supreme Jazz Festival and with Sons Of Kemet at Somerset House’s Summer Sessions.