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Sampa The Great Announces Details For New Album The Return

Portrait: Barun Chatterjee

Sampa The Great today announces the follow up single to Final Form, and details of her album The Return, released on 13 September 2019.

Channeling elements between classic hip hop and ancient South African soundscapes, it’s the result of four years work and includes collabs with Ecca Vandal and Steam Down collective amongst others – check the track listing below.

The album’s mixed by Jonwayne, MsM and Andrei Eremin, with production from Kwes Darko, Silentjay, Clever Austin (of Hiatus Kiayote), Blue Lab Beats and Syreniscreamy.

Watch the video for the single OMG below, and peep the tracklisting for The Return, which you can pre-order here.

1. Mwana (feat. Mwanje Tembo, Theresa Mutale Tembo, Sunburnt Soul Choir)
2. Freedom
3. Wake Up (Interlude)
4. Time’s Up (feat. Krown)
5. Grass Is Greener
6. Dare To Fly (feat. Ecca Vandal)
7. Any Day (feat. Whosane)
8. OMG
9. Light It Up (Interlude)
10. Final Form
11. Heaven (feat. Whosane)
12. Diamond In The Ruff (feat. Thando, Krown)
13. Leading Us Home
14. Summer (feat. Steam Down)
15. Brand New (feat. SILENTJAY)
16. Give Love (Interlude)
17. The Return (feat. Thando, Jace XL, Alien, Whosane)
18. Don’t Give Up (feat. Mandarin Dreams)
19. Made Us Better (feat. Blue Lab Beats, Boadi, Lori)

Catch Sampa The Great on tour: 

13 Jul Somerset House w/ Sons of Kemet London, UK
18 Jul Elsewher: Zone One New York, USA
19 Jul BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival New York, USA
22 Jul Gold Diggers Los Angeles, USA
3 Oct Byron Bay Brewery Byron Bay, AU
4 Oct Calounrdra Music Festival Sunshine Coast, AU
5 Oct Wooly Mammoth Brisbane, AU
11 Oct Meow Wellingston, NZ
12 Oct Hollywood Theatre Auckland, NZ
18 Oct TBA Melbourne, AU
19 Oct Stonefest Festival Canberra, AU
24 Oct Republic Bar Hobart, AU
25 Oct Fat Controller Adelaide, AU
26 Oct Freo.Social Perth, AU
31 Oct Factory Theatre Sydney, AU
2 Nov Lost Lands Festival Melbourne, AU
15 Nov Belgrave Music Hall Leeds, UK
16 Nov HY-Brasil Music Club Bristol, UK
17 Nov YES Manchester, UK
20 Nov XOYO London, UK
21 Nov Point Ephemere Paris, FR
22 Nov Bitterzoet Amsterdam, NL
24 Nov Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE
25 Nov Reineke Fuchs Cologne, DE
26 Nov Exil Zurich, CH
28 Nov Bi Nuu Berlin, DE

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