"Close But Not Quite" is the Sampha-featuring title track from XL Recordings label chief Richard Russell's debut EP as Everything Is Recorded. The clip for the song is a studio tour with a glitchy twist: The Copper House, Russell's studio in London, is recreated in a series of distorted maps stretched into three dimensions. Curtis Mayfield's 1970 classic "The Makings Of You" is featured heavily on the tune, and clips of a live performance are intercut with Sampha's beautifully-sung address to the camera. Watch it above.
July 12, 2017