1. says

    This song comes from his first album entitled “In The Lonely Hour”, is the fifth track and moving up on the charts. There are several songs on this first album that stand out as singles (could have been released on their own). “Stay With Me” is the the third track. “Leave Your Lover” (track 4), “Like I Can” (track 7), “Not In That Way” (track 9), “Reminds Me Of You” (track 14) are all getting good airplay and each is worth of being considered ‘singles’.

    The guy has a unique voice. All of his songs are his own and written and sung from his gay perspective. Remember when you used to hear songs with lyrics somewhat generic in general, meaning they could apply to male or female? Well, that’s what Sam has done here. Everybody can sing them and we all have felt the pain or love or happiness that he conveys. I like this guy.

  2. jjose712 says

    FakeOutrage: Well, the album is about being lonely and not finding love, so probably fun doesn’t match that mood.

    It’s like a theme album in the sense of Adele’s 21.

    Anyway, generally “gay” music is linked to dance wich is not sad and depressing.

    The truth is he has an unique voice, and his emotion is able to connect with a lot of different people. The album is selling really well (it’s in top 5 USA and UK since its release).
    And Stay with me is the first song by a gay male singer to reach top 10 on billboard since Whataya want from me by Adam Lambert (four years ago), and the first song in reach top 10 on pop radio since Elton John’s Can you feel the love tonight, 20 years ago

  3. Isaak says

    Well, FAKEOUTRAGE, you can go three stories prior and hear Erasure’s new song which is DECIDEDLY NOT sad or depressing and is very much gay at the same time. Imagine that!!!! Guess you consider Scissor Sisters quite sad? Ricky Martin? Yeah, never a happy track from that guy. Even Sam’s “Restart” is quite NOT sad or depressing. That doesn’t make a very good whinge, though, does it?

  4. SpaceCadet says

    Beautiful song on a solid album. Reminds of both Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt – soulful and bluesy. And for those who want more upbeat, fun songs, one needs only turn to “La La La” and “Latch”, both of which feature Smith. Less than 2 months ’til l I see him in concert!!!

  5. SpaceCadet says

    @Mike Ryan,

    I would also wager that “Lay Me Down” could be a single. Smith performed it on Saturday Night Live several months back. Of course, it doesn’t sound like a traditional single but I think that just makes it more unique and daring.

    Finally, “Reminds Me of You” isn’t on the U.S. version of the album. It’s not on the retail 10-track U.S. CD nor on the U.S. iTunes 14-track deluxe version.

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