Sampha & Curtis Mayfield Star in the Everything Is Recorded "Close But Not Quite" Video

Sampha and XL Recordings head Richard Russell drop visuals for their Curtis Mayfield-sampling collab.

Music
740 Hypes 0 Comments

Earlier this month, acclaimed UK singer-songwriter Sampha cooked up his own take on Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky.” Now, the Process crooner returns via a new visual for his Everything Is Recorded collaboration “Close But Not Quite.” As previously reported, “Close But Not Quite” is built about a well-known Curtis Mayfield sample and stands as the lead single in support of XL Recordings founder/owner Richard Russell’s debut project as Everything is Recorded. Directed and produced by the Black Mountain Workshop crew, today’s visual puts the spotlight on the creative process behind “Close But Not Quite.”

You can view the video for Sampha and Everything Is Recorded’s “Close But Not Quite” above. For more, check out the zine Sampha created to bring his debut album’s narrative to life.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Sprite to Phase Out its Signature Green Bottles
Food & Beverage

Sprite to Phase Out its Signature Green Bottles

To improve the quality of the recycled material.

Calvin Harris Enlists Tinashe, Normani and Offset for New Single "New To You"
Music

Calvin Harris Enlists Tinashe, Normani and Offset for New Single "New To You"

His album ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’ drops August 5.

Beyoncé Delivers Jubilant New Album 'RENAISSANCE'
Music

Beyoncé Delivers Jubilant New Album 'RENAISSANCE'

Her first solo full-length release since 2016’s ‘Lemonade.’


Cordae Debuts New Track "Multi-Platinum"
Music

Cordae Debuts New Track "Multi-Platinum"

Available on YouTube and Soundcloud.

Yung Lean Brings Back Jonatan Leandoer127 Moniker for New 'Katla' Project
Music

Yung Lean Brings Back Jonatan Leandoer127 Moniker for New 'Katla' Project

The Sad Boys artist adopts a completely different sound.

Hyperloop One Has Completed Its First Successful Test Run
Tech

Hyperloop One Has Completed Its First Successful Test Run

It didn’t move particularly fast, though.

Watch Drake Welcome Conor McGregor to His Hometown of Toronto
Sports

Watch Drake Welcome Conor McGregor to His Hometown of Toronto

Another bandwagon fan?

A$AP Rocky Debuts New Video for Joe Fox's "What's the Word"
Music

A$AP Rocky Debuts New Video for Joe Fox's "What's the Word"

The Mob’s favorite singer-songwriter returns.

UPDATE: Supreme x Louis Vuitton Global Launch Has Not Been Cancelled
Fashion

UPDATE: Supreme x Louis Vuitton Global Launch Has Not Been Cancelled

What are you hoping to cop?


Zombie Performance Art, the Museum of Broken Relationships & Spellbinding Artwork You Need to See
Art 

Zombie Performance Art, the Museum of Broken Relationships & Spellbinding Artwork You Need to See

A NSFW photo book & a psychedelic fish aquarium are also in the mix.

These Air Jordan 4 "NES" Customs Are the Ultimate Homage to the Classic System
Footwear

These Air Jordan 4 "NES" Customs Are the Ultimate Homage to the Classic System

Complete with a custom cartridge hangtag.

Lil Wayne, Ab-Soul, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon to Headline First Paid Dues in Four Years
Music

Lil Wayne, Ab-Soul, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon to Headline First Paid Dues in Four Years

The west coast’s most iconic live celebration of hip-hop has returned.

A Terrifying Creature Wreaks Havoc in Neill Blomkamp & Oats Studios' 'Zygote'
Entertainment

A Terrifying Creature Wreaks Havoc in Neill Blomkamp & Oats Studios' 'Zygote'

Starring Dakota Fanning.

Watch Round 2 of Mayweather vs. McGregor's Press Tour Live, Right Now
Sports

Watch Round 2 of Mayweather vs. McGregor's Press Tour Live, Right Now

Who will win the war of words?

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.