Sam Smith is one of those singers who stops you dead in your tracks, one that makes you immediately ask, “Who is THAT?” The 22-year-old Brit has been on a roll since blasting into the global spotlight with his work on Disclosure’s “Latch” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La.” His voice is supple and commanding in front of a dance beat, but as the world has also discovered in the past few months, he’s a monster when it comes to ballads. Putting a keen sensitivity up front, he’s turned tracks such as “Leave Your Lover” and “Stay With Me” into sexual hymns. It’s all heart with Smith – give him a poignant lyric and he’s going to make the room quake. He grew up on R&B, and has a deep understanding of the emotions behind the lyrics he sings. ‘In The Lonely Hour,’ his new album, is bringing these impressive skills to American audiences right now, and they’re loving it. Just ask the crowd he recently slayed at NYC’s iconic Apollo Theater. As usual, we have lots of performances and interviews to share with you. Sam has been great about sharing his time for the LIFT profiles. He wants his fans to get the big picture when it comes to his music – it means everything to him.
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