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Listen: Sam Smith’s beautiful new single “Stay With Me”

on March 25, 2014, 4:06pm

With UK crooner Sam Smith’s meteoric rise to prominence over the last year, anticipation for his debut LP couldn’t be higher. Thus far, we’ve heard two cuts from In The Lonely Hour: “Lay Me Down” was released over a year ago, and “Money On My Mind” has been blowing up speakers since December. Now, as the album’s May 26th release date via Capitol Records creeps ever closer, Smith has delivered his newest single, “Stay With Me”.

“Stay With Me” — which Zane Lowe deemed “a classic” before premiering today on BBC Radio 1 — is a slow-burning piano ballad. With a gospel choir backing him, Smith’s golden, silky smooth voice once again stands out. The track gradually builds, adding drums and strings with Smith singing, “Won’t you stay with me, because you’re all I need”. Lowe loved the song so much he played it twice, saying “the world needs this record.” Listen below.

In The Lonely Hour drops May 26th, with pre-orders currently ongoing. Below, find Smith’s tour itinerary, which includes stops at Bonnaroo and Bestival. Plus, catch him on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Sam Smith 2014 Tour Dates:
03/25 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03/26 – Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
03/28 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
04/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
04/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
04/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
04/22 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
05/04 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
05/06 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
05/07 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
05/30 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
06/07 – Nottingham, UK @ Wollaton Park
06/08 – Manchester, UK @ Parklife Weekender Festival
06/12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
07/03-06 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/11-14 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/18 – London, UK @ Somerset House
07/19 – Dublin, IR @ Longitude Festival
08/07 – Charlbury, UK @ Cornbury Park
08/16 – Londonderry, UK @ V Festival
09/04 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

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