TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014 |
Posted by: Matt Howard
There's a moment in every movie when the protagonist overcomes its focal obstacles, whether physical or emotional, where your heart becomes attached to that of the subject. The uncertainty of the second act is smoldered by the uplifting spirit of the perfect musical voice that rocks your fears into submission — that voice could and should always be Sam Smith's. The English singer-songwriter who gained nearly instant stardom following his appearance on Disclosure's "Latch" has a voice with a sleek emotive power like nothing heard in quite some time.
Earlier today Smith's latest single "Stay With Me" — the latest teaser off his highly anticipated debut full-length In the Lonely Hour — premiered on BBC Radio 1. Backed by a gospel choir, Smith's croon lifts its listeners to heavenly heights. If this what a full Sam Smith record feels like, we promise to stay with him for the long-run...
In The Lonely Hour is due out May 26th on Capitol Records.