The instrumental side of Temporary View began its life as Resolute from the second of SBTRKT’s three Transitions EPs, meant to bridge the gap between LPs. The track is newly fleshed out and imbued with a wider array of textures on top of which Sampha nimbly croons, transforming it into a surprising vehicle for his R&B stylings. This pairing shouldn’t be a shock to anyone who’s familiar with the duo’s 2011 collaboration, Hold On, and indeed, it’s further evidence that these two have a unique chemistry when combined.
We don’t have an official release date for this tune or SBTRKT’s next album, though it’s still exciting to see the artist continue to experiment with “finished” works, and hopefully there’s more on the way. The Transitions EPs are still available in vinyl and digital formats on the official website.