Happens

Album: Single Release Only (2013)
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  • Hailing from Morden, South London, Sampha Sisay is the youngest of five brothers to Sierra Leonean parents. He discovered music at a young age through his siblings and father's eclectic record collection and started writing songs on the piano. Sampha's initial breakthrough came in 2011 when he co-wrote and sang on half of producer SBTRKT's debut album, and collaborated with Jessie Ware on her track "Valentine." The English singer-songwriter really made a name for himself in 2013 when he co-produced and sung on two tracks from Drake's hugely successful Nothing Was The Same album - "Too Much" and "The Motion." As a result, Sampha was flown out to New York to perform alongside the rapper on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. That same year, he released his Dual EP to rave reviews.
  • This is one-half of Sampha's double A-sided debut single. He explained the song's meaning to DIY magazine: "It's a ballad about connecting with someone," said the singer. "Just being open to someone and just learning how to keep a connection going. It's about learning from your past, basically."
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