14 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Holy Father, we need to talk/I have a secret that I can’t keep.” Though it’s the first line of the fiery standout “HIM,” it’s a sentiment that sets the tone for The Thrill of It All, a diary-like album that has all the power and intimacy of a confession—as well as the catharsis that follows. Smith’s voice sounds as impressive as ever throughout. “Burning” is a spare, piano-led ballad inspired by the personal struggles that accompanied his breakthrough success. “Pray,” another gospel-informed stunner, soars with an uplifting choir and handclapped groove courtesy of Timbaland.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Holy Father, we need to talk/I have a secret that I can’t keep.” Though it’s the first line of the fiery standout “HIM,” it’s a sentiment that sets the tone for The Thrill of It All, a diary-like album that has all the power and intimacy of a confession—as well as the catharsis that follows. Smith’s voice sounds as impressive as ever throughout. “Burning” is a spare, piano-led ballad inspired by the personal struggles that accompanied his breakthrough success. “Pray,” another gospel-informed stunner, soars with an uplifting choir and handclapped groove courtesy of Timbaland.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.3K Ratings
1.3K Ratings
KappaSigJH ,

Jude Law is impressive

I’ve enjoyed his many films, but he has surprised me with his debut under the guise and moniker of this lad named Samuel.

austinbt01 ,

SAM IS BACK

I haven’t really listened to Sam much until “To Good At Goodbyes” came out but he is AMAZING. I can’t wait for this album!! He is so talented and I love his music so much!!

Jpalm222 ,

Pray - WOW

I am on the train heading in to work weeping listening to “Pray” for the first time. It is an incredibly honest and pain-filled song that I can really relate to. With all the hate in the world, this song plays to the common thread in us that says “I don’t know what to do and I may not know what I believe, but I’m gonna pray anyway.” Incredibly powerful.

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