Sam Smith made his name singing smooth, gliding dance-pop songs, but the British soul singer seems to be changing course before his debut album In The Lonely Hour is even out, moving into slick but emotive blue-eyed soul territory. His new single “Leave Your Lover,” like “Stay With Me” before it, is a soft-focus piano-soul ballad. Smith spends the video carousing through London with a pair of friends, and there’s clearly some sort of love-triangle dynamic going on, but it takes a while to figure out who’s into whom. Watch it below.
In The Lonely Hour is out 6/17 on Capitol.