Friday, June 13, 2014

TGIF: Stream Sam Smith's Amazing Debut

Sam Smith's new album, In the Lonely Hour, comes out June 17.

22 year-old Sam Smith's voice has been the talk of all towns for some time now - following his already-legendary SNL performance and cameos on popular songs like Disclosure's "Latch" - and now, we're finally able to hear 32 minutes straight of his knee-weakening croon over at NPR.

Vocally flawless, Smith dips in and out of challenging falsetto, calls out boldly and whispers his way around the melodic R&B and big beats of his debut. He's an absolute force to be reckoned with and one of the greats already - whether on the jazzy balladry of "Lay Me Down" and the gospel-driven "Stay With Me," or power-pop tracks like "Money On My Mind" and "Like I Can." One of my personal favourites, though - and a nice balance between soulfully sweet and rhythmic - is the three-minute "Life Support." Like every other emotive song on the album, this could easily be a chart topper for the young Brit.

Welcome to your prime, Sammy. We can't wait for the official release of In The Lonely Hour on Tuesday.


  1. Great post Jess. Love the La La La collaboration with Naughty Boy. Who wouldn't want to collaborate with him?