Arguably one of the best dance tracks of the year is Disclosure‘s “Latch.” While the production is impeccable, the vocal prowess of a mysterious featured artist is what makes it unforgettable. Enter 21 year old U.K. native Sam Smith who played to a full house during his first solo show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge.
While Smith’s career has been on fire in the U.K., he’s virtually unknown to U.S. audiences despite the hundred or so super-fans that showed up for his solo debut last night. Dressed in a slick, all black ensemble, with silver studded loafers and a thick silver chain over his buttoned up collar, he seemed genuinely humbled to be on stage. “I never thought this would happen. This is awesome”, he said as he thanked the crowd for coming out.
— Anabel Madueno (@wtfanabel) August 9, 2013
Sam Smith. Words can’t describe that show. @ Mercury Lounge http://t.co/al32NB3DB5
— J-Rod LaPriest (@ad_ralston) August 9, 2013