The British soul singer and Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith has already topped the UK’s singles chart with “Money On My Mind,” and he’s the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend. But for a star on the rise, Smith isn’t exactly crackling with electric charisma. Instead, he’s a slightly schlubby Rick Astley type with a fantastic haircut, and therein his charm lies. That’s the Smith we see in the video for his deeply satisfying new single, the gospel-inflected ballad “Stay With Me.” The clip follows Smith strolling forlornly through London streets and mixing it up with the song’s gospel choir; check it out below.
Smith’s album In The Lonely Hour is out 6/17 on Capitol.