Sam Smith may have some funky friends, but the promotional singles for his upcoming major label debut, In The Lonely Hour, have made one thing clear: Smith is coming for Adele's throne. Like Adele, Sam Smith has a formidable instrument to work with, and he knows how to milk it for everything its worth. His is the sort of timeless, molten-gold voice that can melt the hearts of indie rock-obsessed millennials and their mothers, all in the same belt.
We admit that his latest single, "Stay With Me," sounds a lot like a concerted effort to attract the latter demographic. Listen to it below:
The release of In The Lonely Hour has, unfortunately, been pushed back from May 26 to June 17. Update those calendars.