Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album Love Goes, Sam Smith releases a beautiful Christmas song, “The Lighthouse Keeper,” out now via Capitol Records. The song was written with and produced by Labrinth and features an accompanying animated video conceptualized and directed by Sam.
This is the second time Sam and Labrinth collaborated, having worked together on the eponymous album title track “Love Goes”; which was brought to life last month with a very special live streamed performance at Abbey Road Studios, watch it here.
Says Sam, “If any year could make me look forward to the sounds of Christmas, it would be 2020 as more than ever before we are yearning to be around our friends and family once again. Christmas symbolises that for me and earlier this year I was inspired to write a Christmas love song. Labrinth and I poured our hearts into this one and it has honestly been pure joy to create and make.”
Since the release of their 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has become one of the most celebrated artists to emerge on the music scene in recent history. Sam has sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide, amassed over 30 billion career streams, sold out world tours, won four GRAMMY Awards®, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRIT Awards.
Their critically acclaimed new album Love Goes, is out now on Capitol Records. The New York Times declares, “Smith’s voice is a prodigious instrument: a pearly, androgynous croon, at once powerful and defenseless.” The sound of ‘Love Goes’ is sweeping and luxurious: intimacy blown up to cinematic scale. Each song feels elaborately hewed.” NPR raves, “Sam Smith is known for their soulful voice and its satin falsetto. But the singer’s lyrics, whether in a ballad or a bop, aren’t just about loving or losing others: They’re also about the love of the genuine, the true, the self.” The album also includes new single, “Diamonds” – a dazzling dancefloor anthem that showcases Sam’s unforgettable vocals in a defiant tale of love lived without regret- “My Oasis,” the cross-continental collaboration with Burna Boy, and multi-platinum global hit “Dancing with a Stranger” featuring Normani.
“The Lighthouse Keeper” marks a heartfelt send-off to 2020 for Sam with much more to come from them in 2021.