Sam Smith, you guys. The 21-year-old Briton’s lightning-strike pipes helped Disclosure’s “Latch” fly off the handle, and he later re-teamed with the Lawrence brothers for another top-notch single called “Together.” Between those, we heard Smith imbue Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?” with a new romantic depth; we liked that one so much that only “Afterlife” could stop it from winning the week. Now Smith has proven he can raise hairs just as effortlessly without the bombast of a full-fledged production behind him. The demo for a new tune called “Not In That Way” features just a guitar and Smith’s powerfully evocative voice, and it affirms that this kid is something special. Is the next Jeff Buckley upon us? Listen below and find out.
(via The Guardian)
Smith’s Nirvana EP is out now via PMR.