Ok, I can’t lie. I haven’t even heard his full album yet, just the songs he released like ‘Money on my mind’, ‘Stay with me’ and ‘Leave your lover’. Regardless I had to write a review about his music, because people it is just that damn good. Also I’ve listened to his EPs, so I have a sense of what type of music he does.
If you don’t know who he is, remember that Disclosure song ‘Latch’? Well he does vocals for that. Yeah, he’s the guy.
I am currently listening to his album as I type and he has an insanely good voice. In fact, I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the musicians coming from the UK. Not too bad.
So why do I like a Sam Smith – apart from his brilliant vocals, he is a solid song writing talent and let’s be honest, there aren’t that many good bands out there at the moment.
Here’s the first song of his I heard:
[Latch – Disclosure feat. Sam Smith]
His album dropped in the US recently, so here’s some of his new stuff:
[Stay with me – Sam Smith]
[Money on my mind – Sam Smith]
Lyrics & Vocals – 8.5/10
His lyrics are pretty decent. There was a lot of confusion based on some of his songs that he was singing about dudes. Turns out he was. Who gives a shit, he’s a good singer. That’s what makes him stand out – his amazing voice.
Music – 7/10
There are definite influences of the English dance music scene in his music, so I can’t say it stands out. Still not too shabby.
Overall – 8/10
A definite for the playlist.
Find out more about him here.