Sampha is a British singer/songwriter that has recently come into the spotlight with an appearance on Frank Ocean’s latest album, as well as the release of his own debut, Process. This album has some pretty solid tracks, but one in particular really caught my attention. I’ve been wanting to write about “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” since its release a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t had time to post until now. The song is hauntingly beautiful to say the least. Sampha uses skillful lyrics to personify his instrument and create a love song for the piano that is more heartfelt than most songs written for actual people. The track is built on a repeating, emotional piano riff that Sampha’s soulful voice compliments perfectly. It is a barebones recording, and does not have any extra instrumentation, but that’s what gives the song its allure.
If you like this song, you might also like: Frank Ocean, James Blake, Blood Orange