Sam Smith Debuts Emotional New Ballad ‘Drowning Shadows’


When it comes to melancholy tunes, Sam Smith definitely has the market cornered. Just when you thought he couldn’t get any more depressing, the 23-year-old Brit does.

Smith just debuted “Drowning Shadows” today which is lifted off the upcoming reissue of his Grammy-winning album In The Lonely Hour. Smith revealed on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show that it’s “the saddest song I’ve ever written and probably the least radio-friendly song I’ve ever written.” Reportedly, the ballad was written before his other hits, but remained in the vault until now. Give it a listen below.

“I always loved it, but something didn’t happen right with the production when we were going through different versions of it,” he said. “Something didn’t work. I thought of it recently when we were thinking about the repackage, and we went in and just did it with piano.”

Sam Smith ‘Drowning Shadows’