SAMPA THE GREAT – FREEDOM
Written by Toby Taylor on 28th August 2019
Having recently returned from a run of sold-out shows in the US and a standout performance at this year’s Glastonbury festival, Sampa The Great announces ‘Freedom’ the third single taken from her forthcoming debut album “The Return”, out 13th September on Ninja Tune.
‘Freedom’ is about one of the most important talks you will ever have as an artist in this industry.” explains Sampa, “The balance of earning a living and expressing your artistry, and what you’re willing to compromise through it all. It’s a blessing being able to create and express yourself through the arts and an even greater blessing when that artistry can provide a livelihood for you, but it’s likely you’ll reach a point in your career where you’ll be given a choice to compromise your artistic expression. How much you’re willing to compromise is a conversation discussed in Freedom.”
The track in question features Sampa’s polished flow over a serene melodic backing track and uplifting backing vocals that give the track a real feel-good vibe.