Sam Smith's New Album 'In The Lonely Hour': What To Expect
As the 'Money On My Mind' star prepares to launch his debut album on 26th May, Capital takes a look at what the world can expect from the true arrival of Mr. Sam Smith...
1. 1. More Pop Anthems Like 'Money On My Mind'
Between his recent Vodafone Big Top 40 smash and his collaborations with other artists, Sam has more than proven he can make hits that will get EVERYONE up and dancing. Expect more of the same (please!).
2. 2. A New Soul Legend Is Born
It's clear from Sam's new single 'Stay With Me' that we're witnessing the birth of a new 'voice' in music, and the gospel stylings of the track show Sam can slow things down just as well.
3. 3. A Feature With Disclosure?
While the tracklist doesn't confirm (or deny) brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence will feature on the record, you've got to imagine the boys will be involved in some way thanks to this trio's close friendship.
4. 4. High Emotion All Round
It's clear from song titles like 'Leave Your Lover' and 'Life Support' that Sam won't be pulling any punches when it comes to singing from the heart. Picture: PA
5. 5. Some Of Taylor Swift's Influence?
Sam got to duet live on stage with Taylor on her recent 'Red' tour so here's hoping the pair enjoyed a chat about his new music and Ms. Swift gave him some tips on how to show off his musical skills to the world.
6. 6. Some Serious Future Hits
You've got to imagine that 'In The Lonely Hour' is going to have some songs that just stand out as future hit singles. Sam's been working on this record for some time, and his brilliant pop sensibilities and singing talent suggest he knows a hit when he hears one! Picture: JM Enternational
7. 7. Some Incredible Pop Choruses… Inspired By Katy Perry!
The pair got to meet up recently during their showbiz rounds, and it's clear Sam is a big fan of Ms. Perry. Could we see an anthemic chorus like 'Roar' crop up on 'In The Lonely Hour'? Picture: Twitter
8. 7. A Lily Allen Feature? Please…?
OK this one's a bit of a long shot, but just looking at this snap of Sam and 'Hard Out Here' singer Lily messing around together has made us wanting more of this duo. Maybe on the next album Sam? Picture: Daisy Lowe Instagram