Sam Smith melts hearts at gig
Sam Smith melted hearts during a sold-out show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last night (24.02.14)
Sam Smith melted hearts during a sold-out show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last night (24.02.14).
The 21-year-old singer, whose debut single 'Money On Mind' went straight to the top of the UK Single's Chart last week, took to the stage for the second date of his major European tour.
The star told the crowd: "I can't believe I'm doing this, it's ridiculous, this is my dream venue to play" and said the performance took his career to "another level."
Playing a set full of hit collaborations and material from his debut album, 'The Lonely Hour', he looked comfortable on stage, wearing his trademark long black coat, crucifix earring and white shoes.
His live band kicked things off with R 'n' B grooves, as gospel backing singers matched his note-perfect vocals and he sang 'Leave Your Lover' and 'I'm Not The Only One'.
Sam, who won this year's BRITs Critics' Choice award, talked about his EP 'Nirvana', before telling fans sat above the stage that he'd left them chocolates because they had to sit in "sh*t seats".
His vocal ability live is incredible and the show wasn't predictably full of ballads, as he told fans to get on their feet and dance to some of his new tracks.
Although he did talk about the lonely theme of his new album, out in May, and said: "Things are gonna get really depressing now", as he explained his album was about never having been in a relationship.
He then blew the audience away with his version of the Arctic Monkeys' 'Do I Wanna Know?', before singing 'Latch', 'Money On My Mind' and the upbeat 'La La La', before his stand-out ballad 'Lay Me Down' for the encore.
Sam then announced his new single, 'Stay With Me', as he closed the show. It's bound to be another big hit.