Sam Smith, the UK dude who wails like a beautiful banshee on Disclosure’s “Latch,” finally has his own project: an EP this summer on PMR records. Produced by Two Inch Punch, the new track features sample loops and beats, which inhale and exhale as Smith does, highlighting his serious vocal chops. His voice is part church, part James Blake, part deep house, part Luther Vandross, and at moments like 0:54, when Smith lets loose, all we can do is try (and fail!) to sing this big along with him.
Stream: Sam Smith, “Safe With Me”