British singer-songwriter, Sam Smith, recently released his debut album on 26 May 2014, called “The Lonely hour.” Featuring five moving bonus tracks this spark includes all-time favourite “Stay with me” and “La La La” staring Naughty Boy.
With the record breaking success of the album on both sides of the world, this classic soul-bearer has hit top-ten in over 10 countries worldwide. Inspired by love and loss, this 15 tracked deluxe edition breath of fresh air, is taking the world by storm.
According to the Independent.co.uk Smith reportedly admitted to public that this album allowed him to open up, for the first time, about his sexuality, revealing that his creation was written about a boy he once fell in love with but who never loved him back.
Now at the age of 22, this shooting star told Daily mail that “when I wrote the record I was just really heartbroken – all I wanted to do was go to the studio and write about this guy who I fell in love with.”
The entire album consists of flowing rhythmical movements that connect to each song, with hints of soulful jazz scattered through songs like “Money on my mind” and “Like I can.” Even though the album is based on his personal love life, Smith uses words like “Leave your lover, leave her for me” in order to allow everyone to connect and relate to the experiences.
Reviews have been flooding the web with various responses saying that it lacked variety and seemed far to commercialised, since some songs like “Stay with me” seem to resemble other pop stars titles like Emeli Sande’s “Next to me” for example.
This album is not for a get-going crowd but rather sooths the soul and provides a sense of peacefulness and sorrow that combines together with a few instrumental pieces heard in the background. His unique high-pitched angelic voice hits home every time he reaches the peak of the song and we as the audience can really feel his deeply hurt heart pouring out through the microphone.
This ‘male version of Adele’ has taken the world by surprise and is definitely worth a listen, when you’re feeling in one of those sorrowful song moods.