Sampha’s Solo Version Of Drake’s “Too Much” Deserves Your Attention


Nearly two months following the release of Nothing Was The Same, “Too Much” continues to hold court as Drake’s third LP most replay-able number. Obviously, said statement resonates from personal reasons, but Aubrey’s transparent lyrics present a side of his family’s hurdles often crossing over into our own to varying degrees.

However, Sampha’s haunting, glorious hook remains a critical selling point. The London-born crooner liberated his solo version equipped with the same signature instrumental and vocals. Yet, witnessing the 24-year-old maneuver the record into his own personal soundstage is refreshing and hypnotizing in several ways.

In fact, hearing Sampha solo – give this EP a spin if you haven’t already – it’s clear as day the reason Drake tapped him for their collaboration. Both harbor the propensity to craft soul-bearing records that stick to the ribs while exposing a portion of themselves in the process. On “Too Much,” Sampha does just that while creating a black hole of thoughts of and emotions for the lister to zone out while embarking upon an emotional roller coaster.

Expect to find this and a new single, “Happens,” to be released digitally next Wednesday (Nov. 12) via Young Turks. The vinyl version comes as a late Christmas gift on January 7.

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