The rising Brit singer continues his feelings-slaying reign on “Stay With Me.”
Sam Smith’s forthcoming debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, might be the most aptly titled album in years. We’ve heard the up-and-coming U.K. crooner lament a lover’s absence (“Lay Me Down”) and make a desperate plea to the object of his unrequited affection (“Leave Your Lover“). Now on “Stay With Me,” Sam’s fighting against the clock at the tail-end of a random hook-up, despite knowing full well what a futile endeavor that is.
Oh, and the “Money On My Mind” singer’s also brought a full gospel choir along with him for backup. Just go ahead and set lips to quiver and eyes to water now. #you #betta #weep
Over somber piano chords and a stark kick drum/hi-hat combo, Sam’s fragile, yet powerful, vocals soar: “Why am I so emotional/ No it’s not a good look, gain some self control/ Deep down I know this never works/ But you could lay with me so it doesn’t hurt.” Intimate honesty and severely real confessions? Always a good look, TBQH.
Sam’s first studio album, In The Lonely Hour, drops on Jun. 17, hopefully with some kinda Kleenex bundle deal thrown in we’re just sayin’.
+ Listen to Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.”
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