Sam Smith – Safe With Me
Right now I am in a rather introspective mood. I am not sure if it’s all the David Foster Wallace and Don DeLillo I’ve been reading, the rainy weather, the Marc Maron podcasts I’ve been listening to, or what… but point is, I’m in a mood and that mood is well-suited by this new song, “Safe With Me” by UK artist, Sam Smith. He featured prominently on Disclosure‘s track “Latch” and is now set to release his own EP later this summer. At times, Smith’s vocals push into serious R&B territory, which is a bit much for me. But, overall, the thundering bass (like at 1:07), James Blake similarities, subtle piano-work, skittering beat, and expert layering from Two Inch Punch have me hooked. Give it a spin below.