Album cover artwork for Sampa the Great with red vinyl record sticking outMulti-AMP-and-ARIA-winning talent Sampa the Great has announced her second album, entitled As Above, So Below – and it comes with a single and clip which will send your jaw to the floor.

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Described as “fus[ing] the serious to the sensual”, the new record’s title is also a double-descriptor of the facets of Sampa: ‘As Above’ is the artist’s immediately visible, outside manifestation, while ‘So Below’ is her inner self. United, they become the fullest expression and “highest version” of the woman.

Then there’s ‘Eve’, Sampa’s “blueprint” of her optimal self, who declares her presence within the album’s lyrics and will appear throughout its visual material.

Meanwhile, get a load of the new single Never Forget (featuring Chef 187, Tio Nason, and Sampa’s sis Mwanjé), which is an ode to ’70s Zamrock – a genre which combines traditional Zambian music with psychedelic rock. Here’s an extended explanation from Sampa:

“This tribute was inspired by the band WITCH and their lead singer Mr Jagari Chanda, who has become one of my musical mentors. I discovered Zamrock later in my life and was surprised that this music was known globally, yet not fully celebrated and acknowledged in Zambia today. It hit home for me as I felt similarities in my own journey, having had my career take off outside my birth country. I thought it was fitting to pay homage to those who came before me and merge past, present and future through music and imagery; passing the baton from one generation to the next. The archival footage in the clip includes the late great Paul Ngozi, the late president Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia’s first president) and the legendary WITCH.”

Now, off you trot to watch the incredible clip below; meanwhile the new album is up for pre-order now.

As Above, So Below by Sampa the Great is out Sep 9, including on JB-exclusive transparent red vinyl (pictured above), via Loma Vista.

Read our live review of Sampa the Great’s RISING performance of two weeks ago right here.

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