Our favorite release of the week is Sam Smith‘s In the Lonely Hour. Sam Smith has gained attention from his work with Disclosure‘s “Latch” and Naughty Boy‘s “La La La”. In fact Sam Smith was not signed until after his work with Disclosure blew up like it did.
Sam Smith’s album is an album full of poppy ballads, with love and unrequited love as the main themes. The sincerity of the love themes is sometimes a little questionable, but that subjective.
Songs that particularly stand out are “Money on My Mind” and “Stay With Me”. “Money on My Mind” is a very pop oriented track that promotes the message that money is not everything and that the art of music should take precedent. For “Stay With Me” we are introduced to gospel chorus and R&B vibe.
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