Sampha Covers Drake’s “Controlla”

blame it on Patrick Glynn March 28, 2017

As artists often do when they visit BBC Radio 1, they perform one of their own works in addition to covering a song from another artist.

Sampha dropped by the radio station Tuesday, and he followed the routine, performing “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano” and covering Drake’s “Controlla.” Sampha was joined by a five-person string section, which might make for my favorite performance of “Like The Piano” yet. He naturally offered a unique cover of “Controlla.” (Drake and Sampha work very well together, if you haven’t noticed.)

Head to BBC Radio’s website to listen to the show. (There’s usually video of the performances, so we’ll get those up as soon as BBC uploads them.) Sampha’s live session starts just after the two-hour mark. There’s an interruption by a Coldplay song, but it’s not hard to skip.

UPDATE: The video of the performances are here.