January 15, 2014

hmv tips for 2014… Sam Smith
by Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio hmv.com Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

hmv tips for 2014… Sam Smith

Every day throughout January we're going to be introducing you to a new act who we think are going to everywhere in 2014. Today it’s the turn of Sam Smith, who's already won the BBC Sound of 2014 poll, here's why he'll have a great year…


Who Is He?

21-year old Sam Smith first came to public prominence, as so many singers seem to at the moment, through collaborations. He's the man behind the sultry voice on Disclosure's supreme single 'Latch' and on Naughty Boy's 'La La La'.

In the last few months, he's released his debut EP Nirvana and completed work on his debut full-length effort In The Lonely Hour, which is due for release in May.


Who Does He Sound Like?

Smith's voice is lush and full of passion and verve, marrying classic soul with R'n'B production. Think The Weeknd if he'd grow up listening to Marvin Gaye, Janet Jackson and D'Angelo.


Why Should I Be Excited?

Because if his shows with Disclosure are anything to go by, then Smith's live shows will be unmissable. Also, did we mention his voice? It's bloody gorgeous!


Can I Hear Something?

But of course! You can listen to his single 'Nirvana' below and pick it up from our download store now.

Sam Smith - Nirvana

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