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Sam Smith announces 'In The Lonely Hour' UK tour, Oct/Nov 2014

Having captivated American listeners for the last month with a brief tour and striking performance on Saturday Night Live, Sam Smith returns his attentions to the UK with the announcement of a headline tour kicking off in October. Read more


Sam Smith releases "Stay With Me" music video + makes his Saturday Night Live debut

It's been a huge week for Get Familiar graduate Sam Smith. Not only did he release the official visual accompaniment to his emotive new single "Stay With Me", taken from his eagerly anticipated debut album In the Lonely Hour, he also made his debut on on the long running comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live.Read more


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Sam Smith - "Stay With Me" | New Music

Note after note, word after word, song after song, Sam Smith never fails to continuously impress us with his musical offerings and today continues to win us over with his latest gem "Stay With Me".Read more


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Watch: Sam Smith talks life, love and loneliness with VEVO LIFT

VEVO LIFT launches their second artist of 2014 in the form of Sam Smith - who provided vocals on Naughty Boy's "La, La, La" as well as Disclosure's hit "Latch" - with two videos telling the tales of the London-based singer's rise in the music industry and his overwhelming experience of being alone and lonely in London. Read more


Sam Smith - "Money On My Mind" | Music Video

After winning the Brits Critics Choice Award and topping the BBC Sound Poll, the Get Familiar worthy Sam Smith today released his official debut music video for “Money On My Mind” taken from the hotly tipped singer's forthcoming debut album.Read more


Sam Smith - "Money On My Mind" | New Music

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After giving us a demo version of a new track titled "Not In That Way", Sam Smith today brings us some more newness in the form of his forthcoming single "Money On My Mind".
The Get Familiar worth English singer-songwriter teams up with Two Inch Punch and switches things up slightly delivering an uptempo and thoroughly enjoyable track which is set to be released on February 16th. Press play and enjoy below...

Listen To: Sam Smith - "Money On My Mind"


Sam Smith - "Not In That Way [Demo]" | New Music

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Get Familiar worthy British singer-songwriter Sam Smith returns with another exceptional musical delivery in the form of a demo version of his latest song "Not In That Way".Read more


Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes – "Together" | New Music

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This is definitely going to be on loop for the rest of the year over here at SC:HQ.
Chart-topping EDM duo Disclosure, Get Familiar worthy singer Sam Smith, musical genius Nile Rodgers and producer Jimmy Napes joins forces for the brilliant "Together".Read more


Sam Smith | Get Familiar

You've probably heard of Sam Smith by now. This 21-year-old British singer's name has been on everyone's lips of late: the no-brainer of new music; President-elect for pop superstardom in 2014. 

You might've heard his star-making turns on Naughty Boy's "La La La" and Disclosure's "Latch" - the former remains one of the biggest selling singles of the last year whilst the latter is perhaps the best 'dance' song of the last ten. He can count Maxwell as one of his biggest fans, after the soul music titan spent the entire summer gushing about the Brit to his millions of fans online, and he's sold out shows in New York and LA; all without an album or even a proper single release to his name. Read more


Sam Smith delivers an acoustic performance of "Nirvana" [Video]

Sam Smith delivers an acoustic performance of Nirvana
Following chart-topping features on tracks by the likes of Disclosure and Naughty Boy and impressing us with his solo efforts "Lay Me Down" and "Safe With Me", soulful British rising star Sam Smith this week released his latest single/EP "Nirvana" and to support the release he shares this beautiful acoustic performance of the single.

Accompanied by a piano and guitar, the hotly tipped singer delivers a captivating stripped-down performance of the song, giving us a chance to fully appreciate the quality of his vocal performance. Press play below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_OvashuS7Q

Nirvana is available on iTunes now.


Interview: Naughty Boy on avoiding the industry, Emeli Sandé's rise & Hotel Cabana

The majority of us were introduced to Naughty Boy's sounds a few years before we ever caught a glimpse of him. Having taught himself to make music from the shed in his parents’ garden on a Watford estate, the British producer and songwriter, real name Shahid Khan, began furnishing homegrown rappers with beats - Bashy, Devlin and Tinie Tempah among them - before connecting with a then little-known Scottish singer, Emeli Sandé.

Their chance meeting led to an engaging musical partnership that resulted in him producing and co-writing all tracks, bar five, on her multi-platinum selling debut Our Version Of Events, which became the UK’s best-selling album of 2012. 18 months on and Naughty Boy’s own album, Hotel Cabana, debuted at number two this summer, tugging Khan to the forefront.

On a mission to delve into the character of the man behind the hits, SoulCulture sat down with Naughty Boy over a tasty curry in Covent Garden to discuss developing his craft, learning from Emeli Sandé, avoiding the industry, growth of the UK music scene and adjusting to prominence. Read more


Sam Smith - "Nirvana" | New Music

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Following the releases of the mesmerising singles "Lay Me Down" and "Safe With Me", fast rising star Sam Smith returns with another musical gem titled "Nirvana". Read more


AlunaGeorge cover Naughty Boy x Sam Smith's "La La La" in the Radio 1 Live Lounge [Video]

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With their debut album Body Music seeing it's release earlier this week, AlunaGeorge are hard on the promo run and hit the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge for Sara Cox yesterday.
As well as performing their own material, the SoulCulture 13 For 13 tipped duo delivered their own version of Naughty Boy's Sam Smith-featuring chart-topping single "La La La". Watch the performance below.

http://youtu.be/ibj2ICRbHnw

Even though I'm a huge supporter of the duo, I'm not a fan of this live cover. The vocals and arrangement leave quite a lot to be desired when compared to the original in my opinion. Let us know your thoughts in the C-Section.


Sam Smith - "Safe With Me" | New Music

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After stellar appearances "Latch", one of the biggest song's on Disclosure debut album Settle, topping charts alongside Naughty Boy on "La La La", and captivating us with his debut solo single "Lay Me Down", British singer Sam Smith returns with another beautiful audio entry titled "Safe With Me".

The mainly down-tempo effort with flashes of bouncier moments is coated in reassuringly warm and soulful vocals and lyrics engulfing the listener in an audio force field against the evils of the world. Press play below...


Chip remixes Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's "La La La" | Music Video

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Grand Hustle's own London Boy Chip gives us something fresh in the form of this freestyle/remix of Naughty Boy's chart-topping single "La La La" featuring rising star Sam Smith.Read more


Empire Of The Sun - "Alive" | Music Video

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Unleashing a new video for their single "Alive", Australian musical duo Empire Of The Sun take viewers on a journey to OZ.Read more