XL founder Richard Russell links up with Sampha for video Close But Not Quite

The track comes from the label head’s project Everything Is Recorded

Earlier this year, the XL boss released the five-track EP Close But Not Quite from his collaborative project Everything Is Recorded. Now, the video for the title track, featuring Sampha, has been released.

Directed by the Black Mountain Workshop group, the glitchy visual depicts frozen moments suspended in white space and vintage clips of Curtis Mayfield – whose song The Makings Of You has been sampled on the track.

Recently, Sampha released the zine Shy Light – a collaboration with fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner, photographers Jalan and Jibril Durimel, and art director Jamie Andrew Reid. The singer-songwriter has been confirmed for a string of festival dates including London’s Lovebox and Chicago’s Lollapalooza. Head here for more info.

Watch the video in the player above and stream the EP here.

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