Sam Smith seemingly blitzed to stardom overnight, but the English singer/songwriter has been stalking the spotlight since he was 12. In The Lonely Hour arrives today as the culmination of years of strife, confusion, determination and belief in the power of art to connect people across cultures and continents. "I’ve made my music so that it could be about anything and everybody, whether it’s a guy, a female or a goat," Smith told us in our recent cover story, "and everybody can relate to that." You can stream his debut now in full via NPR, and purchase the album June 17th via Capitol Records.
Stream: Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour