UK R&B singer Sam Smith is sitting at the top of the charts. With his debut album “In the Lonely Hour” leading this week’s list of new album releases, success has come to define the 2014 winner of the BRITs Critics’ Choice Awards. But according to Mirror.uk on Monday, those close to Smith are worried the 22-year-old may be partying too much.
Like any young musician introduced to the many benefits of sudden fame, Smith has been partying as a way to celebrate his newly found fame. The “Stay With Me” singer is not only burning up the charts in the U.S., the BBC also named him the Sound of 2014. His smooth sound and soulful lyrics has also drawn him comparisons to Adele. To stay onto of his success, his focus needs to stir away from the heavy parting and back on the music.
According to a source close to Smith, “Sam’s been catapulted into success and he’s only 22, so who wouldn’t want to take advantage of all the free bars and cool parties? But he’s also at a crucial point in his music career and is about to release his first solo album (released on May 26). So his team want people talking about that, not what he got up to in a nightclub the night before.”
Smith’s music is definitely making a buzz. The video for his latest release “Leave Your Lover” has opened or perhaps has confirmed speculation about the young singer’s sexuality. But still, he has remained focused on his music and wants to express emotions with his music that other artists may shy away from. Distraction is an ingredient that can change that focus and that’s a reason his partying ways is a concern.
In the meantime, Sam Smith continues mirror in his own success. According to the Belfast Telegraph on Tuesday, Smith will be starring in the first ever live music performance to be aired during and ad break. He will perform “Stay With Me” to fill a three-and-a half minute ad break during UK broadcasting on Friday, May 30.