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.







3 comments:

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

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