From Start to Finish: Listening to Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour”

By Laura Bennett

Four-time Grammy Award winner Sam Smith will take the Frank Erwin Center stage on Saturday, Aug. 15 for his first international headlining tour in support of his album, “In the Lonely Hour.” Smith’s debut album, which was released last summer, received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, making him one of the hottest music stars of the year. If you haven’t taken the time to listen to his album in it’s entirety, here’s a little preview of what’s to come. Get your tissues and your chocolates ready, it’s going to be an emotional roller coaster!

Money on My Mind
At first you’re like, “What’s everyone talking about? This isn’t sad music. I want to dance!”


Good Thing
And then Sam tries to get you with lyrics like “too much of a good thing, won’t be good for long,” but you’re still feeling this tempo and refuse to breakdown.


Stay With Me
Then comes the background chorus and you are literally asking yourself “Why am I so emotional?”


Leave Your Lover
Your crush isn’t even in a relationship but you still feel like you can relate to every verse.


I’m Not the Only One
You think about everyone who’s ever betrayed you and immediately feel a little bit irritated.


You actually get irritated when an ad from your streaming service interrupts your flow.


I’ve Told You Now
At this point you don’t even know why you’re crying. The feels have consumed your entire body.


Like I Can
What’s this? Something upbeat? (dries tears)


Life Support
Annnd the emotions are back, this time because Sam’s voice is just so darn beautiful.


Not in That Way
You think about every person you’ve ever had a crush on who didn’t have the same feelings and your self esteem hits rock bottom.


Lay Me Down
By now you’re sobbing uncontrollably but it somehow just feels right.


You’re emotionally exhausted by the time you make it to the end, but you feel refreshed, exhilarated and ready to put the whole album on replay.


Join us on Saturday, Aug. 15 to experience “In the Lonely Hour” live! There’s no better way to make friends than by shedding a few tears with thousands of fellow fans. Tickets are available at!

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