Listen: Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"

Sam Smith

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.