The acclaimed British artist, whose vocals you may recognize on Disclosure’s “Latch” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La,” is now forging his own path, led by the emotional single “Stay With Me.”
We knew as soon as we heard this track that it was a hit. The popularity of Sam Smith is growing rapidly, with two sold-out shows right here in LA this week. We wanted to get to know more about the singer, so fresh off his cameo performance at Coachella, the 21-year-old artist stopped by AMP Radio for a formal introduction with one of his newest fans, Carson Daly.
Here’s what he had to share about his upcoming album, In The Lonely Hour, which is available in the United States beginning June 17:
“As a lover of soul music, I wanted to sing love songs. But when I was writing this album, I found it difficult because I’ve never been in a relationship before. So I started writing music that was about unrequited love. This whole album kind of deals with my battle with loneliness, but it’s not a sad album, it’s an empowering album. I’m saying the things which I think some people can’t say, and finding strength with that.”
He goes into more detail about love, life, and everything you want to know about him. Listen to the audio below.