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Video: Sam Smith Performs “Pray” and “Too Good at Goodbyes” on ‘SNL’

posted by Oscar October 9, 2017

Sam Smith was the musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. The British singer appeared on SNL to perform lead single “Too Good At Goodbyes” and the recently-released track “Pray,” both from his forthcoming album, The Thrill Of It All.

That second Sam Smith track featured more backing vocalists onstage to help deliver that church choir accompaniment that is so rich on the Timbaland collab, and this live version only helps it sound that much better. Check out “Pray” below. Continue Reading

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Sam Smith Shares New Song “Pray” and Announces ‘The Thrill Of It All 2018 Tour’

posted by Oscar October 6, 2017

Sam Smith has detailed his forthcoming sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, which will be released worldwide on November 3rd via Capitol Records, and has taken opportunity of the announcement to also share new song “Pray.”

The song’s title sets the theme right off the bat for the elements you’ll hear in the track’s production and lyrics, incorporating elegant strings and a lively choir for backing vocals to a Gospel-tinged sound that is a proper accompaniment to Smith’s singing about reading the bible and being his counterpart’s disciple while admitting he’s more sinner than saint. Smith’s seemingly got another hit on his hands here.

Smith has also announced the North American dates for The Thrill Of It All tour. The trek through arenas will kick off on June 18, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and moving on to shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 27), New York City’s Madison Square Garden (June 29) and before concluding back in Canada at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on September 13. See below for more tour details.

Hear “Pray” below. Continue Reading

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Sam Smith – “Love Is A Losing Game” (Amy Winehouse Cover)

posted by Oscar November 5, 2015

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Sam Smith visited Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 program today and while there the rising crooner took on the almost impossible task of covering none other than Amy Winehouse. Smith tackled “Love Is A Losing Game,” and did so spectacularly with sweet, soft vocals bringing to life those emotive lyrics that Amy gloriously penned.

Check out the spine-tingling cover below. Continue Reading

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Disclosure & Sam Smith – Hotline Bling (Drake Cover)

posted by Ellena Rodriguez September 16, 2015

p032nc9fOnly a week away until Disclosure’s highly anticipated album, Caracal, drops and today the duo stop by BBC’s Radio 1 Live Lounge alongside good friend Sam Smith. They performed their single “Omen” along with a cover of Drake’s hit “Hotline Bling.”

Check it out below.

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Sam Smith Re-Records “Lay Me Down,” Now feat. John Legend

posted by Oscar March 9, 2015

John Legend joins Sam Smith for this special version of “Lay Me Down” for Red Nose Day 2015. “Red Nose Day” is put together biennially by British charity Comic Relief, whose purpose is “to change the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.”

“Lay Me Down (feat. John Legend)” is out now in the UK & US (out globally starting March 10) on iTunes and Google Play, and Smith and Legend will actually perform the new collaboration at the BBC One fundraiser broadcast Friday, March 13th.

See some visuals for the tune above.

(CoS)

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WayHome Festival 2015 Lineup feat. Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, St. Vincent

posted by Oscar February 11, 2015

WayHome Festival 2015

WayHome Festival will be holding its inaugural event this summer in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada and today its organizers have unveiled the first lineup. The biggest acts heading to Burls Creek Event Grounds during the weekend of July 24th – 26th are Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, and St. Vincent, along with The Decemberists, Passion Pit, Sam Smith, Run the Jewels, and Future Islands.

Also playing are Hozier, Bassnectar, Cold War Kids, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T., Vance Joy, SZA, and Viet Cong, among others.

General admission and VIP tickets, which include camping, go on sale February 16th. See the full lineup and find more information at the festival’s website.

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Video: 2015 Grammys Performances feat. AC/DC, Pharrell, Kanye West

posted by Oscar February 8, 2015

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took place tonight, awarding the best music had to offer in every genre possible. But the Grammy Awards is much more about the ceremony’s live performances than the awards themselves, and this year there were plenty of big moments that won’t soon be forgotten.

Veteran Rock Stars AC/DC kicked things off with their first live performance together in half a decade, doing live renditions of their latest hit single “Rock Or Bust” and their classic song “Highway To Hell.” The 3 hour-plus event featured 23 performances from the likes of Pharrell, Sia, Ariana Grande, and the live debut of the Kanye-Rihanna-McCartney collaboration “FourFiveSeconds” (above).

We’ve compiled the best of the ceremony and you can see those performances below. Continue Reading