Hold on to your hearts…

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Sam Smith returns with the debut of “Drowning Shadows”.  A soberly pensive tune which premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show earlier this Monday.

Back in November of last year, Sam graced the world with one of 2014’s greatest albums, In The Lonely Hour.  “Drowning Shadows” is the first new record since that, aside from the 007 theme song, “Writing’s On The Wall”.


This song is the saddest song I’ve ever written and the least radio-friendly song I’ve ever written.  I wanted to leave people on this artistic little song and this moment.

Smith stated and also went and premiered the song on instagram, with the caption, “Brace yourself…. It’s a sad one.  But I’m very proud of this song.  It’s insanely personal to me.”

Although the record sets a melancholy mood, the reality he expresses is passionate and relatively true.  Having loved this record, Smith chose not to release it because the production wasn’t right, until now.  At the time of composition, he expresses being in a very sad and lonely place.  The music he makes is always a reflection of his bona-fide life situation.

The somber yet magnificent tune is part of Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows Edition which is set to release on November 6th.  “Drowning Shadows” will be featured on the new 2-disc edition, which will also consist of bonus versions of other songs, as well as new covers.  There will also be an acoustic version of “Omen” along with a live version of his hit record, “Latch”.  Personally, I’m waiting on that Mary J. Blige collab and definitely looking forward to his rendition of the late great Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”.

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