It's a heart-breaking video for an ultra-sad break-up song.
Ten days after unveiling his new single 'Too Good At Goodbyes', Sam Smith launches the official music video for the track and you will be crying so many tears. He's not a stranger to a love ballad, but this one is a bit of a heart-breaker.
Sam Smith at LAX
The tear-jerking video, directed by Luke Monaghan, appears to begin in some kind of home studio, with Sam singing alongside a pianist accompaniment. Then he appears in various settings from urban streets to country fields, and the story focuses on a variety of diverse yet sad-looking couples as they work through their problems.
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Smith spoke to Zane Lowe about his new album, which will be out in time for Christmas, and what inspired it.
With his multi-platinum debut album In The Lonely Hour, which eventually sold over two million copies in Britain, Sam Smith was one of the defining artists of 2014. After a lengthy break, he’s now revealed his brand new single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ – and spoken about his upcoming sophomore album.
The 25 year old Grammy and Oscar winner spoke to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on Thursday night (September 7th). He revealed that his new album would be released in 2017 in time for Christmas, but refused to give a release date or confirm the title. However, he did offer some insight into his writing processes for the new track.
“This song is about me and about a relationship that I was in,” he admitted. “I’m still very, very single. I think I’m even more single than I was when I released In the Lonely Hour, so I’m insanely single. People are gonna see, this one as I’ve said is about me and something that I’ve gone through.”
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Sam Smith has penned a new song for Matt Terry, although he won't duet with the star.
Sam Smith has penned a new song for Matt Terry.
The 'The X Factor' winner performed the 24-year-old singer songwriter's song 'Writing's On The Wall' during the competition, and has admitted he is honoured the powerhouse has sent over the lyrics to a new track, although he turned down a duet with the champion on the show last year.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper about Sam, he said: ''When I did his song it was an amazing moment. So to record a song written by him now is so exciting.''
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Sam Smith has posted a heartfelt message in tribute to George Michael and how he inspired his artistry.
The 'Stay With Me' singer broke his social media silence on Monday (26.12.16) - his first post since June - to pay his respects to the late 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker, who was just 53-years-old when he passed away at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, South East England on Christmas Day (25.12.16).
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ''Words can't express how much you and your music meant and means to me. Please play his music as loud as you can today..& celebrate one of the most magical, talented, bravest & important figures in music & life as I know it. Your music & message will live on
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'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
James Napier , Sam Smith - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Smith took home the best original song award for 'Spectre' theme ‘Writings On The Wall’.
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black gave Sam Smith a very public reminder that he’s not the first openly gay person to win an Oscar, after the singer made the faux pas during his acceptance speech at Sunday night’s ceremony. Black, who won an Oscar for best original screenplay in 2009 for Milk, tweeted Smith after his speech, also telling the singer to stop texting his fiancé, British diver Tom Daley.
Sam Smith and ‘Writings On The Wall’ co-writer Jimmy Napes.
“Hey @SamSmithWorld, if you have no idea who I am, it may be time to stop texting my fiancé,” Black tweeted, while also including a link to a video of his 2009 win.
The new rendition was aired on BBC Radio 1.
Sam Smith is just one of those singers that never manages to leave a dry eye in the house. Now, he's taken things a step further by performing a sensational cover of the late Amy Winehouse's ballad 'Love Is A Losing Game' on BBC Radio 1 after seeing the biopic.
Sam Smith pays tribute to late idol Amy Winehouse
The 'Amy' documentary was probably one of the most touching films of the year, receiving widespread critical acclaim for its candid portrayal of Amy Winehouse's rise to stardom and her tragic fall from grace. As fans will know, the talented singer's short life was tainted by relationship woes and self-esteem issues in addition to the substance addiction she fell victim to - which makes her hits all the more moving when you hear them.
After three years of pretty much constant recording and touring, Smith is taking some time out to concentrate on his love life.
Having enjoyed an incredibly successful 18 months since his debut album was released, Sam Smith has announced that he’ll be taking a short break from all musical activity as he concentrates on his love life.
He told Entertainment Tonight at the red carpet premiere of the new James Bond movie Spectre, for which he sang the theme tune ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, that he’ll be taking a bit of time off from all touring and recording activities in order to focus on his personal life.
Sam Smith has announced a short break from music
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge weren't the only special guests at the Royal James Bond screening.
The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) as well as the stellar cast led by Daniel Craig and a number of other superstar faces from Shirley Bassey to Martin Freeman.
Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci at 'Spectre' premiere
The Royal Film Performance took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in association with the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF); a charity that raises money for people working behind the scenes in the movie and television industry who have suffered financial setbacks in their lives. As well as the future King and his wife, Prince Harry was also spotted at the event, while previous events have even seen the Queen herself in attendance.
The star still recognises that he needs to be a spokesperson for LGBT people though.
Sam Smith is well known in the music industry for always having been open with his sexuality, and that's something that he's proud to be an icon for. However, he also admits that he wants to be role model for everyone out there - not just gay men.
Sam Smith wants to represent everyone who listens to his music
Confessing that he'd been out as gay since the tender age of 10, the 'Writings On The Wall' singer said in an interview that he was happy to represent the LGBT community, as long as that meant he could represent other people as well. 'There's nothing in my life that I'm prouder of', Smith told NME about coming out as a young boy. '[But] I didn't want [my] album to appeal to just one community, I wanted it to appeal to all of them. I wanted anyone, gay or straight, to be able to relate to me singing about men, like I was able to relate to Stevie Wonder or John Legend singing about girls.'
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The trophies were to acknowledge his Bond theme song reaching Number 1, and for his debut album spending the highest amount of consecutive weeks in the UK Top Ten.
British singer Sam Smith has had a pretty incredible 18 months, rocketing to international superstardom with his debut album, and now he’s able to add not just one, but TWO Guinness World Records to his growing list of accolades.
The pair of records were given to him to honour his James Bond theme tune, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, becoming the first such 007 track to reach the top of the UK Singles Chart earlier this month, and the second was to acknowledge his first album In The Lonely Hour staying in the Top Ten of the UK Albums Chart for the longest consecutive amount of weeks.
Since it was released on May 26th last year, the album has, to date, spent 69 weeks in a row inside the Top Ten, passing the previous record held by Emeli Sande for her album Our Version of Events (63 weeks) more than a month ago.
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While over in the singles chart, Justin Bieber has knocked Sam Smith off the top spot.
Rudimental have scored their second number one album, with We The Generation topping the UK chart this weekend. The album follows the success of their 2013 debut Home and features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Bobby Womack and Lianne La Havas.
Rudimental are at number one with We The Generation.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company member Amir Amor said, "This is mad! When I think back to some of the seminal bands I’ve always loved, they all had at least two major records.”
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'Writing's On The Wall' leads the soundtrack for 'Spectre'.
Sam Smith confesses he wanted to abandon the funky pop anthems for his take on the new James Bond theme for 'Spectre', and release a track that was memorable enough to be associated with the franchise rather than something that reflected himself. The result is the orchestral 'Writing's On The Wall'.
Sam Smith wanted Bond theme to be 'classic'
The 23-year-old singer reveals that, instead of taking on the usual pop aesthetic that has made him a success thus far, he wanted to create something 'timelessly classic' for 'Spectre'. Thus, it's not a driving rhythm or melancholic balladry we have here, but soaring cinematic soundscapes; the perfect combination of harmonic strings, building piano and a crescendo of a voice that goes from one end of Smith's range to the another quite remarkably. It's an impressive change in direction, perhaps surprisingly so in that he enlisted the help of trusted friend and producer Jimmy Napes (who previously worked on hits 'Stay With Me' and 'Lay Me Down') as well as Disclosure who brought themselves and Smith to worldwide attention with their 2012 single 'Latch'. A sound very different from anything we've heard from these guys so far.
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The video for 'Writing’s On The Wall' is finally here on Global James Bond Day.
The video for Sam Smith’s Spectre theme, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ has finally dropped, giving 007 fans a look at some more footage from the upcoming film. Released to coincide with Global James Bond Day and the 53rd anniversary of first Bond film Dr. No, the video features Smith performing the song, intercut with scenes from Spectre.
The video for Sam Smith’s 'Writing's On The Wall’ has just dropped.
Directed by Luke Monaghan, the video is careful not to give away too much about the upcoming film. Smith is shown dressed in a sharp suit and singing the ballad in a variety of locations, including in an empty colosseum and in front of a row of coffins draped in Union Jacks.
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The song from ‘Spectre’ is the first Bond theme to top the UK singles chart.
Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ has become the first Bond theme to top the UK singles chart. The theme from the upcoming film Spectre, went straight in at number one in this week’s singles chart, with combined chart sales and streams of 70,000 copies, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
Sam Smith is on top of the UK chart with ‘Writing’s On The Wall’
Speaking to the Official Charts Company Smith said, "It’s been an unforgettable experience working with Barbara [Broccoli] and Sam [Mendes] to become part of this British legacy. I couldn’t have done this without my fans – this is a special moment I’ll never forget.”
'Writing's On The Wall' got its first airplay on Friday morning, but the reaction has been decidedly mixed.
Sam Smith’s eagerly anticipated theme tune to the new Bond movie Spectre has been splitting opinions since it was unveiled earlier this morning. ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ was unveiled on BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show on Friday (September 25th) and was uploaded to Spotify at the same time.
A four-and-a-half minute track of pretty classical construction, it sees Smith cover pretty much his full vocal range and is set to sweeping, widescreen orchestral music. While it is distinctive, some listeners have reacted negatively, with one Twitter user calling it the “worst Bond theme ever”. Surely not, as anybody with ears will recall Madonna’s risible ‘Die Another Day’…
Sam Smith's 'Writing's On The Wall' has received mixed reactions
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Sam Smith shares a preview of his ‘Spectre’ theme song.
Sam Smith has released a preview of his soon-to-be-released theme song, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre. Smith shared a 15 second long preview on social media on Monday (21st September).
Sam Smith at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 in Las Vegas, September 2015.
Why is the revamped ‘X-Factor’ just not bringing in the viewers this year?
The ‘X-Factor’ has enjoyed a slight ratings boost in its third week of series 12, with 7.55 million viewers tuning into ITV on Saturday evening. However the numbers are still significantly lower than last year's and the show is yet to go had-to-head with BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which begins in two weeks.
Ratings for the ‘X-Factor’ have been low this series despite a new judging panel.
According to The Mirror, 7.55 million watched the show live on ITV at 8pm, and then a further 359,000 caught the episode on the ITV+1 channel. However this time last year the show was pulling in 8.43 million on ITV and a further 441,000 viewers an hour later.
Sam Smith received the Solo Artist of the Year award at GQ’s Man of the Year Awards on Tuesday (8th September).
Sam Smith had a pretty good day on Tuesday (8th September). The 23-year-old ‘Stay With Me’ singer won the GQ Solo Artist of the Year award and also announced he’s singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre.
Sam Smith at the 2015 GQ Man of the Year Awards in London.
Sam Smith is singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, ‘Spectre’.
Sam Smith has confirmed he is singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. Smith made the announcement on Instagram, with an image of the cover of his soon-to-be-released single entitled ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. Smith has also co-written the song along with his frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes.
Sam Smith at a private view of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A in London, March 2015.
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Date of birth
19th May, 1992