‘Sam Smith oozes talent’ – i-D
‘One of those rare emotional voices that seems to lend emotional weight to whatever it touches’ - Q
‘What a voice’ – Evening Standard
‘Smith is a proper soul singer, with a voice that can leap from imperial baritone to flawless falsetto and a sense of vulnerability that seems utterly genuine’ – The Times
Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’, Sam Smith will release his second solo single ‘Stay With Me’, a heart-breaking pop ballad, on 18th May.
The past six months have been a whirlwind for Sam after topping the coveted BBC Sound Poll and winning the BRITs Critics Choice Award. He went on to become the first ever Critics Choice Award winner to score a number one with his first single, the huge hit ‘Money On My Mind’. This year has also seen Sam’s home-grown success catapult him across the Atlantic and with a recent performance on Jimmy Fallon alongside Disclosure, sell out dates in LA and New York, a stellar slot at SXSW and a huge performance confirmed on Saturday Night Live, his US star is born.
‘Stay With Me’ is an epic ballad of unrequited love, tugging at heartstrings as Sam’s stunning vocals float effortlessly over delicate keys, percussion and strings. The single is the perfect pre-cursor to the release of his album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which features a roll call of impressive collaborations from Fraser T Smith, Two Inch Punch, Eg White, Disclosure, Zane Lowe, Tourist to long term writing partner Jimmy Napes.
Live Sam continues to play to sell-out crowds, with a recent tour in the UK, further dates in Europe and North America and performances for this summer announced at Besitval, T in the Park, V, a show at Somerset House, that sold out in a matter of hours, and another sold out show atLondon’s Roundhouse.
Remixes for ‘Stay With Me’ come from Shy FX, Darkchild and Wilfred Giroux.
Capitol Records release ‘Stay With Me’ on 18th May.