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.”