Sampha Covers Drake’s Controlla

Long time collaborator of Drake, Sampha stopped by Radio 1s live lounge to deliver a captivating cover of Drake’s Controlla. The pair have worked on a number of songs together most recently on the single 4422 which features on Drake’s More Life.

Recruiting a miniature orchestra Sampha delivers his trademark emotive vocals over his favourite instrument the piano. The whole point of the Live Lounge is for artists to deliver stripped back performances of popular songs, so in that respect Sampha knocked it out of the park. If you enjoyed the cover of Controlla then you should also check out the live version of (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano Does which you can also watch above.

Words Martin Viashima @MartinViashima