SINGLE REVIEW: Sam Smith – To Die For

Sam Smith has always known how to tug on our heart strings. From the release of their heartbreaking debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ to where they’re at now as an artist, Smith has always connected with everyone on a pure and heartfelt level. 

Recently experimenting with an electronic sonic, they had everyone grooving along with them to tracks like ‘Promises’, ‘How Do You Sleep’ and ‘Dancing With A Stranger’. But following the announcement of their third studio album which will be released on May 1, Smith has returned to their roots to deliver a heartbreaking and beautiful ballad. 

‘To Die For’ is a song that is all about longing for that deep connection that we all want to have at least once in this lifetime. Reflecting on everything happening around them, they look at the way other people are so happy with their lives and are kissing their significant others in public, but Smith ultimately feels alone in the present moment. Wanting to feel that love again, they feel a little hopeless with trying to get to that positive mindset. 

“Sunshine livin’ on a perfect day, while my world’s crashing down. I just want somebody to die for” Smith sings during the sweeping chorus. 

The minimalistic song centres around a classic piano ballad production with strings circling in during the chorus to lift the song to a bolder cinematic place. But their vocals really add that soulful grounding which allows the heavy reflective emotions to be conveyed so beautifully.