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Soul Track Thursday: Sam Smith’s Voice Blows Us Away

courtesy of Clear Channel
courtesy of Clear Channel

Sam Smith, the talented Brit Soul singer, has blown us away. On a June 18th appearance on Letterman, the singer used his soulfully sonic voice to reach into the love groove of our hearts. His performance left the audience in excited awe, and astounded Letterman in this live performance—choir included.  The exquisite clearness of Sam Smith’s voice is a perfect midday stress reliever. This song is so well performed that I think it ends to soon. It’s so great self soothing through this workday with a passionate tune. The single, “Stay with Me,” is available on Smith’s new album, In The Lonely Hour. You can purchase the deluxe edition on itunes.

Catch the performance here:

And if that’s not enough soul for you—I know it wasn’t for me—check out Smith’s cover of the classic Whitney Houston song, “How Will I Know,” for Sirius Radio. He takes this  high energy pop sound, and turns into a contemplative, and nostalgic love song. Most covers of Whitney’s songs try not to stray from her patented brand of high energy vocal acrobatics, but what Sam Smith does here is magical. I can’t seem to get enough of him! Sam Smith will inject enough loving soul into your workday to last a whole week.

Isn’t he doing a great job at reinterpreting a classic?

I’m fangirl-ing hard on this bleu-eyed soul vocalist, but if your day is in need of something more upbeat? Get a load of Ok Go’s newest visual treat.

Chrislande Dorcilus is a writer living in Brooklyn, and ever proud of the cliché. She loves feminism, humor, sustainable architecture, and poetry. She hates to love to hate New York, compares bathrooms around the city, avoids the Six train, and misses the ocean. Chrislande is a proud former editorial intern, and blog contributor to the loved feminist publication, BUST Magazine. She hopes to see you at one of their spectacular BUST Craftacular events in Brooklyn this year. She has written for various fashion and media sources online, and is more than excited to delve into the eco-world with “y’all.”