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Sam Smith releases ‘Safe With Me,’ the first track of his forthcoming EP

Posted by Brandon Vesely on 08/07 at 05:05 PM

In late July, English R&B singer Sam Smith released a new track, “Safe With Me” with the songwriting and production help of fellow dance/pop artist Two Inch Punch.

As a solo artist, Smith’s catalog consists primarily of softer, vocally-driven tracks with a reflective, passionate feel.  However, when Smith teamed up with rising electronic duo Disclosure on the hit track “Latch,” the singer diverged from his R&B roots.  “Latch” layers Smith’s warm, tender vocals over top a backdrop of synthesized melodies and electronic instrumentals to create an infectious dance track.

Smith’s new track continues his departure from cut-and-dry R&B music. The song combines electronic instrumentals and computerized effects that enhance and diversify the signer’s already powerful vocals, giving the track a more animated feel than Smith’s earlier work.  “Safe With Me” is the first installment of a 3-track EP to be released one song at time over the course of the summer through PMR Records.

Last fall’s “Latch,” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La” released on May 19 of this year, are Smith’s biggest successes as a guest performer to date.  Nonetheless, the budding artist is committed to success as a solo artist and the second track of his forthcoming EP, Nirvana is due for release sometime in the near future.

Check out “Safe With Me” on soundcloud.

{name} Author: Brandon Vesely
Bio: Brandon Vesely is originally from the Pittsburgh area and is currently a junior majoring in Public Relations and Spanish at Penn State. In his free time he enjoys reading, writing, biking, and spending time outdoors. His musical interests are wide-ranging and include a variety of alternative genres including post-hardcore, indie, noise pop, and pop punk. Some of his favorite artists are Bayside, Yeasayer, Phantogram, and Fireworks.

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