Review of I’m Not The Only One by Sam Smith
Sam Smith was one of the hottest tips for success in 2014. He released his solo debut album to much critical acclaim, however, there were also some dissenters, not quite convinced by the album as a collection of music. Music Eyz, were hardly overly positive in our review of the album In The Lonely Hour either. One thing shone through though, and that was his talent.
I’m Not The Only One is Sam Smith‘s latest release. Get past the cheesy intro to the video and the cuts then move to emotional scenes of the woman breaking down, whilst the husband decides to flaunt himself elsewhere. Throughout the video tells a tortuous story and shows the effect cheating can have on a relationship. Albeit with a bit of a weird ending.
The track itself has a bit of a retro sound to it, with stripped back music, finger clicking and some amazing vocals. Sam Smith delivers the perfect story to accompany the roller coaster video images. He sings with a real passion and demonstrates his soul throughout the track.
I’m Not The Only One is a great collision between modern pop music and soulful sounds of yesteryear. Sam Smith delivers his lyrics in a beautiful and believable way. You get the sense that he may have been through something of a similar ilk.
Great track, good video and deserving of a hit.