‘Damn, that white boy can sing!”Chaka Khan, circa 1994
There aren’t many artists able to elevate themselves from the confines of musicianship and into the consciousness of popular culture. There are few that are as creatively talented as they are musically, Sam Sparro is one of the few.
As inspired by Jeremy Scott and Gareth Pugh as he is by SWV and Hot Ch!p, the 25 year-old is utterly engaging. Firstly there’s the voice; a big and beautiful scale-defying vocal that dips from bold and beautiful to low, sultry and slow. This guy has...