Sam Smith Dances Through His Heartbreak On New Single, ‘How Do You Sleep?’

Sam Smith is done playing it safe.

Following the success of his Normaniassisted smash “Dancing With A Stranger, which was a No. 1 airplay hit in the U.S. and U.K, the Oscar-winning hit-maker is back on his own again with “How Do You Sleep? Sam‘s most daring output from his usual shtick, and (dare I say) also one of his finest songs to date.

Boldly charging into mainstream production territory with the help of pop master crafters – Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and ILYA, Sam lays his signature full-bodied chops atop a hard-hitting bass beat that brings to mind Ariana Grande‘s “God Is a Woman.”

While the beat is thoroughly Top 40, the songcraft is still very much Sam Smith‘s signature, featuring emotionally charged lyrics about heartbreak (“I’m done hating myself for feeling / I’m done crying myself awake /I’ve gotta leave and start the healing /But when you move like that I just want to stay…“) and the singer’s signature soaring vocal acrobatics.

And if the song isn’t enough to sell you, the stunning, dance-heavy Grant Singer-directed visual surely will.

“This year, both personally and musically, I feel so free,” Sam said in a statement. “More than ever I have had so much fun making this record and this video. Time to dance darlings x”

This is the Sam Smith I’ve been waiting for. LOVE!

Sam Smith’s “How Do You Sleep?” is also available on Spotify and Apple Music!

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