I don’t often promote musicians, but what the hell? I haven’t had much to write about lately, and this guy’s pretty good.
I first heard of Sam Smith when I discovered “Latch” by Disclosure. I recently learned that he has a new album coming out, and the four tracks that iTunes let me download are quite good. I’m certainly looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.
To me, it’s clear that he’s a new artist. He has a strong voice and his lyrics are uncomplicated. This isn’t a bad thing because the stories told are relatable. It’ll be nice to follow along as he grows as an artist.
(There’s good reason why I never became a music reviewer.)
Also, I recently discover SoundCloud. You’re probably already well aware of it, but it’s new to me. It’s kinda neat. Here’s Sam Smith’s SoundCloud playlist/stream: