Sampha details his debut album, and all the learning and personal trauma that accompanied its creation, in a new The FADER cover story.
“Plastic 100°C,” a beautifully raw song about pressure, is one of that album's highlights. Its chorus refers to feeling like plastic melting in the heat, and one of its verses hints at the source of the discomfort Sampha describes: Usually I'd run home/ And tuck the issue under/ Oh/ Sleeping with my worries/ I didn't really know what that lump was/ My luck.
Here, Sampha plays a singular acoustic version of that song. His performance was captured in one beautiful take at dusk, on the rooftop of his label Young Turks’s London office.
Director: Robert Semmer and Kevin Hayden
Producer: Robert Semmer and Olivia Proctor