Sam Smith Details
Born in London in May of 1992, Sam Smith is an English singer-songwriter who rose to fame in October 2012. Smith has always been a natural born singer and practiced whenever he had the chance. In fact, he studied music while at St. Mary's Catholic School in Bishop's Stortford, England. He found inspiration through the likes of Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder Smith’s first single, “Lay Me Down,” was released in England in February 2013.
From there, Sam Smith’s career soon skyrocketed. In 2014, he released his first album titled, “In the Lonely Hour”. This album left Smith anything but lonely – in fact, the album’s third track, “Stay With Me”, soon became a constant song played on radio stations around the world.
Due to his success, Smith had a huge year in 2015 at the Grammy Awards. He won four out of the seven Grammys for which he was nominated, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Smith’s second studio album, “The Thrill of It All”, was released in November 2017.
Smith has since appeared on hit shows including "Ellen", "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen", and more.
Sam Smith’s Setlist
Since arriving on the musical scene, Sam Smith has touched hearts around the world with his sad, soulful songs. His most popular and well-known songs that fans are likely to hear at a concert include:
- "Too Good at Goodbyes"
- "Stay with Me"
- "Lay Me Down"
- "I’m Not the Only One"
- "Writing’s on the Wall"
With lyrics like, “I'm never gonna let you close to me / Even though you mean the most to me / 'Cause every time I open up, it hurts,”, Smith’s words bring together all those who’ve experienced heartbreak. Sam Smith writes songs that are deep and raw with meaning; it is through his songwriting that he can help to heal not just himself, but others as well. Take this lyric from his song, “Scars”, – “It’s been a long five years / I’ve cried a thousand tears, and here we are after the war.” Gut-wrenching, personal, and free of judgement, Smith’s lyrics ring true to so many around the world – that’s why we feel so connected to him.
Sam Smith’s Concert
So, what’s it like to see this soulful singer work his magic live and in person? It’s raw, emotional, illuminating, and inspiring. Smith is poised and compelling; his shows are not described as rowdy. Fans don’t attend Sam Smith concerts for a crazy night out – they go to hear a talented guy sing his literal heart and soul out. Smith has been known to perform a cover or two at his shows as well. You may be lucky enough to hear him sing Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” if you attend one of his shows.