Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Sam Smith is quickly becoming the internet’s latest person of interest as his album In The Lonely Hour soars to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic and videos of his performances and covers surface, showing off his tremendous vocal abilities. A recent clip of his version of Whitney Houston‘s How Will I Know is currently making the rounds, serving as an excellent supplement to his own material while showing that his talents aren’t the work of in-studio manipulation.

With his skill and British background, it’s only natural that he get compared to Adele, who also gained fame at nearly the same age. Like her album 21, In The Lonely Hour is a soulful album about heartache, but where Adele sang about the experience of an 18-month long relationship, Sam sings from a less-knowledgeable perspective, about a one-night stand with someone who is already taken.

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