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Sam Smith

British Soul Sensation Sam Smith On His Own After Breakout Hit “Latch” With Disclosure

May 8, 2014 - Our guest today is a soul inspired vocalist from the U.K. who has had a meteoric career so far and hasn’t even released his first album. In 2012 Sam Smith gained recognition for his vocal on "Latch," a song he wrote and recorded with Disclosure and again in 2013 for the Naughty Boy track "La La La", which also featured his vocals. “La La La” reached number one on the U.K. singles chart as did "Money On My Mind" a song from Sam’s EP, released last Fall. His album In the Lonely Hour comes out here on June 17. The Cafe's Michaela Majoun will find out how all this success is affecting Sam and we’ll hear performances recorded at the Boot and Saddle in Philadelphia.

Session Setlist
Lay Me Down
Money On My Mind
Stay With Me

Recent Release:In The Lonely Hour (DELUXE EDITION)
Release Date:June 17, 2014
Label:Capitol Records (Universal)