Fresh off appearances on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo and Frank Ocean’s Endless, Sampha is ready to make his own mark in 2016 with the release of his debut album, Process. The soft-spoken British singer gave us a first taste of his project with “Timmy’s Prayer” earlier this year, and tonight he’s back with a new single called “Blood On Me,” which finds him switching things up slightly with a punchier beat and a powerful chorus.

Process is due out later this year and will follow up Sampha’s Dual EP, which dropped three years ago.

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For more insight into Sampha’s upcoming album, check out his recent FADER cover story.

Sampha used to do everything on his own, recording songs in his bedroom, but for this album, he swallowed his self-proclaimed stubbornness. He recorded in studios, hired musicians including a kora player, and brought on XL Recordings’s in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald, initially as an engineer, then later as a co-producer. “He made me feel more comfortable about hearing my own voice,” Sampha says.

On his album, due later this year, the extra steps he’s gone to challenge our perception of him are audible. He lays bare the anxiety, the grief, and the love that’s shaped his thorny path to adulthood. There are tense bangers (an upbeat song with the evocative central lyric: I swear they smell the blood on me) and tender pop songs, including one that feels like an older, wiser cousin of 2011’s “Valentine,” a collaboration with Jessie Ware. The album sounds like it could be a hit.

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