Sam Smith is the 25 year old Londoner with earth shattering vocals. We are anticipating the new album, The Thrill Of It All, which is slated to drop on 3rd November 2017. The latest heart tugging song is entitled Pray, which Sam showcased to the world on 6th October 2017. Pray is a gospel tinged ballad in collaboration with Timbaland, prompted by time spent in Iraq with the charity War Child. His consistency to evoke emotion through his music has enabled him to feed his family so I salute him.
Smith lives his truth, which I respect, so it was no surprise he came out of the proverbial closet. What I admire is he took personal misery in his stride and evolved to be more successful. Man won Record Of The Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards and took the swaggy approach with the acceptance speech.
“I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys!”
Now some of you fellow heterosexuals need to pull your skirt down regardless of what gender you are. If you truly have self-belief then you need to continue pushing as this world waits for nobody.
Pray Official Audio
YouTube Audio of Pray
Pray is different to previous releases from Smith probably owing to the fact it was co-produced by Timbaland and Jimmy Napes. There is a thumping beat, rhythm in three-four time and strong gospel influences. The gospel choir and Sam’s vocals are reverberating at a safely aggressive range.
As a fellow creative, I myself, draw on my own personal angst to deliver fire for the public. I was not born with a silver spoon but I do not dwell on the many obstacles I have faced. I just Pray that a higher source can help me keep successfully evolving and my nigga Jeks and I live the lap of luxury that we deserve What is the scale of your ambition?
Lyrics to Pray
And I’m gonna pray, pray, maybe I’ll pray
Pray for a glimmer of hope
Maybe I’ll pray, pray, maybe I’ll pray
I’ve never believed in you, no, but I’m gonna…
On a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Beats 1 Radio, Sam Smith said he subscribes to spirituality. Not so much an organised religion of sorts. I mean, I do both but I can understand his stance on things. Everybody has to draw on something other than man when shit gets real ‘peak’ (bad) so that is the premise of the song.
8/10. A certified 8.
Shit really moved me and that is probably owing to the fact that I heard it on a holy day. I am a real slick mouthed son of a gun but sometimes I have to let the music seduce my emotions.
My name is not Kirk Franklin so I am going to put it away with this review but it is another insight into the psyche of one of the King’s of London.
Next review, I cannot front will probably be some turn up shit about hitting someone else’s bitch.