Samuel Frederick Smith, born in 1992, is the voice of the number one single in the 2014 chart “Money on my mind”. Cousin of Lily Allen, he approached music as a teenager and debuted in the fall of 2012 singing in the single of Disclosure “Latch”. In February 2013 she released her first single under her name, “Lay me down”, and then lent her voice to “La la la” by English deejay Naughty Boy, at the top of the UK charts. In October, the four-piece Ep (seven in the American version) NIRVANA was released, containing an acoustic version of “Latch”. In January 2014 he was awarded the Critic’s Choice Award of the Brit Awards as the most promising newcomer of the year. In February, the new single “Money on my mind” was first in England and Scotland and among the top twenty in five other European countries. It’s the starter of the debut album IN THE LONELY HOUR containing the single “Stay with me” – the song will have some legal vicissitudes due to its resemblance to Tom Petty’s “I won’t back down” (resolved in extra-judicial), but it launches the singer among the stars, so much so that in 2015 it comes to win as many as 4 grams. In 2015 some problems with the vocal cords forced him to cancel part of the tour, but at the end of the year he was chosen for the song of James Bond’s new film “Spectre”, which is called “Writing’s on the wall” and won him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the category “Best Original Song”. His second studio album, THE THRILL OF IT ALL, was released on November 3, 2017, preceded by the single “Too good at goodbyes”.
In the Lonely Hour (2014)
The Thrill of It All (2017)