WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016 |
Posted by: Jacob Swindell-Sakoor
Sampha's latest song entitled "Plastic C 100" is simply beautiful. It's able to display all of Sampha's strengths without ever becoming too overbearing. The song begins with a piano solo that sounds like it was ripped out of '90s era R&B epics (yet it's still original). After the solo, Sampha introduces a haunting piano riff that throughout the song changes based on the emotion heard within Sampha's voice. Throughout "Plastic 100 C" we also find clever wordplay with killer lines like, "You touch down in the base of my fears. Houston ca...can...can you hear?" Dope.
Oh, and did I forget to mention that Sampha still has that million dollar voice? Pair an undeniable singer-songwriter with skills that could possibly be on a virtuosic level which is a rarity in 2016, and then on top of that, add in a song that weaves its chorus in between the three verses and you've got one of the strongest songs released this year. With Sampha's latest offering it feels as if he'll finally be able to be appreciated for more than just his appearances on rappers albums such as Ye ("Saint Pablo" from The Life of Pablo) and Drake ("Too Much" from NWTS).
Rating: 4.5/5 (Damn near flawless and it should be treated as such)
This isn't hype, folks. "Plastic 100 C" is excellent and deserves to be praised. Check it out for yourselves below!