The soft spoken Sampha took his soulful self to NPR’s offices to perform his own installment of their coveted Tiny Desk Concert series. As we predicted the performance was nothing short of spectacular — and might be the most moving performance in the history of the in-office series.
The performance features the singer displaying a spirited and very intimate show on his piano as he sings a variety of tunes from his debut album, Process, including “Plastic 100°C,” “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” and “Blood on Me.”
The intimacy and stripped down nature of the Tiny Desk Concerts further enhances the alluring, dreamy soundscape that Sampha brings with his music. His performance takes listeners on a visual and audio journey across new dimensions that can only be felt with the Southwest London native performing him live rather simply listening to the studio version. If you’ve never watched a Tiny Desk Concert or even heard Sampha’s music, this would be the perfect place to start.