The last twelve months have seen Sam Smith become ubiquitous on music charts across the globe – thanks largely to his Grammy winning debut ‘In The Lonely Hour.’
Following the set’s gargantuan success, the crooner is repackaging the project for a deluxe re-release sub-titled the ‘Drowning Shadows Edition.’
Due November 6th, little was known about the beefed up re-issue beyond its inclusion of acoustic takes on Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ and Amy Winehouse’s ‘Love Is A Losing Game.’
However, tonight on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 radio show, 23-year old Smith premiered new number ‘Drowning Shadows.’
The British star described the track as “the saddest song I’ve ever written and probably the least radio-friendly song I’ve ever written.” He interestingly penned the cut before the hits that made him a household name, yet couldn’t find the right production to fit it.
Upon deciding to re-release the LP, he re-visited the song with his pianist and opted for a simple piano-led backdrop.
Take a listen below…
Solid. So much so that, had it been completed in time, it could easily fit in the mix of top-tier of tracks on the original album.