Sam Smith and Timbaland??? Did the British crooner just get all Justin Timberlake on us circa FutureSex/LoveSounds era? No need to worry Little Sailors, the 25-year-old singer stays true to his ballad roots despite enlisting the producing talents of Timbaland.
“Pray” is the second taste off Smith’s forthcoming sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, out November 3. It’s another soul-infused ballad with some gospel choir accompaniment. He’ll probably perform the track this weekend on Saturday Night Live where he’ll serve as musical guest.
Give it a listen below. It’s not bad, but I prefer “Too Good At Goodbyes.”
Sam Smith ‘Pray’