Songs We Love: Sam Smith, 'Stay With Me' "Stay With Me" is an emotional slow-builder that touches on his soul and gospel influences.
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Songs We Love: Sam Smith, 'Stay With Me'

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It's been a fast rise for U.K. singer Sam Smith, who went from a high-profile collaboration with Disclosure to his debut album in two years. Appearances on Saturday Night Live and at Bonnaroo have quickly spread word of his big voice, which he wraps around intimate, confessional songs. "Stay With Me" is an emotional slow-builder that touches on his soul and gospel influences. Sam Smith is poised to be a household name, and this could well be the song that takes him there.