It’s clear that this whole blogging thing is becoming a pattern. I make a post, life gets busy, I disappear for a month or two, and then I’m back! Well, here goes another cycle, and who better to start us back up with the Sam Smith? This guy’s voice is like magic. It is so smooth, with falsettos that are insanely difficult and songs that are just plain heartbreaking. It is clear this guy went through some serious pain before writing his debut album, and anyone who has had their heart stomped on can definitely relate.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard Smith’s mega-smash Stay With Me, a beautiful pop gem about trying to cling to a one-night stand, simply in order to feel something. He has also been featured on Disclosure’s Latch and Naughty Boy’s La La La, both huge successes on the charts right now. I personally love Smith’s acoustic version of Latch off of his EP Nirvana more than the sped-up duet version. There is just something incredibly gripping and heartfelt in the slowed down tempo of Smith’s solo version.
Sam Smith’s debut album, In the Lonely Hour, is about to drop in a few weeks, and I simply cannot wait to see how far this British singer-songwriter can take his career. My personal favorites from the album so far include Money On My Mind and I’m Not the Only One. If the album is outside of your price range, give the Nirvana EP a try. There is a live version of I’ve Told You Now that proves that Sam is not just a great songwriter. He can sing.