Sam Smith's new single is 'saddest song' he's ever written

Sam Smith has admitted his new single 'Drowning Shadows' won't be a big hit with the radio because it's the "saddest song" he's ever written

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Sam Smith believes his new single 'Drowning Shadows' is the "saddest song" he's ever written.

The 23-year-old singer unveiled the ballad last night (02.11.15) and has admitted he's not expecting it to be a big hit because it's not particularly "radio friendly."

Speaking on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show ahead of the premiere, he said: "This is proper, really dark... It's so important for me to make soulful, true, artistic music and actually to make a point that I'm not going to do a repackage and put on there a massive, massive single that's hopefully going to boost album sales. 'Drowning Shadows' is the saddest song I have ever written and probably the least radio friendly song I have ever written."

The song features on Sam's repackaged album 'In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition,' which he put together as a "thank you to fans" before he takes a short hiatus in order to refresh his mind and focus on his love life.

He explained: "I want to go back to how I used to live three years ago. I want to forget that I am well known and live a normal life with my friends and family."

'In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition' is set for release this Friday (06.11.15).


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