The love for Solange’s acclaimed 2016 album, A Seat at the Table continues.
Stunning singer/songwriter Sampha is already a friend and collaborator with the younger Knowles sister. The two worked together on the fan favorite track, “Don’t Touch My Hair,” off ASATT. While their admiration for each other runs deep, the British crooner paid tribute to Solange this past weekend during his performance at the Glastonbury Festival for BBC Music.
Surprising the audience, Sampha put his soulful spin on standout single, “Cranes In The Sky.” The live setting found Sampha covering the original lyrics, but adding a personal touch to the music. Over a single piano bed, he softly sang on top of mellow chords, adding his own intimate element to the cover.
Sampha showed love to Solange before the performance, admitting that he hadn’t run the cover by her yet. “I worked on her album and she’s wonderful,” he said. “Hopefully she’s alright with it.” Solange offered her approval and reciprocated the love on Twitter. “Crying. Sampha your voice and soul are unmatched,” she wrote.
Aside from “Cranes in the Sky,” Sampha also performed his own single “Blood on Me” off his debut album Process. Hear his cover of “Cranes In The Sky” below.
sampha your voice and soul are unmatched https://t.co/7sa9AfWUAc
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) July 2, 2017