Sam Smith’s star-making turn on Disclosure’s “Latch,” has made it so that every new song from the R&B singer immediately garners buzz from all corners of the globe. “Safe With Me,” had Smith trying his hand at Justin Timberlake-esque soul-pop, while new track “Nirvana” is downright spiritual in execution. Smith has quickly become one of the more recognizable vocalists in pop, and in some ways his vocals are a less jagged take on the vocal stylings of another 2013 breakthrough artist, Autre Ne Veut.
“Latch” made Sam Smith a name to look out for. With his recent string of solo singles, Smith is garnering attention all by his lonesome.