The name Sam Smith currently carries a massive weight in the world of the Pop Music Industry. His songs were greatly popularized as “songs for the brokenhearted” as they talk about the feeling of pain and depression of having an unrequited love, or a failed relationship. Sam’s debut album “In the Lonely Hour”, garnered a multitude of awards in the Grammy’s of 2015, namely, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Album of the Year. This established Sam Smith as one of the biggest breakout artists in the history of the music industry.
Sam previously worked in a pub in London before he became an artist and rose to fame in 2015. He claims that he had a failed relationship with a man, and all of his songs are about the man he broke up with. “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!”, Sam stated during his speech after accepting his awards at the Grammy’s. The power in his voice and the relevance of the message of the songs to today’s society may be the reason for his success. His song “Not in That Way” speaks of a one-sided love, or the pain of loving and not being loved. His song “I’m Not the Only One” speaks of an unfaithful lover who finds happiness with a person outside of the relationship. One of Sam’s most popularized songs is “Stay With Me” which talks about holding on to a love that was only meant to last temporarily.
Today, Sam is recognized as one of the biggest icons in the music industry. Having garnered numerous awards in the past, the future looks bright for him. His songs remains relevant among people who are looking for consolation after heartbreak. Sam Smith continues not only captivate listeners with its sound, but its message that people can relate to.