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Listen to a new song by Sam Smith, “Too Good For Goodbyes”

Sam Smith | Courtesy of Capitol Records

British singer songwriter Sam Smith just released “Too Good For Goodbyes,” his first new music since the release of his Oscar winning and Golden Globe winning James Bond theme for Spectre, “Writing’s On The Wall,” in 2015. The new song was Written with his longtime collaborator Jimmy Napes, as well as Stargate – the Norwegian record producing and songwriting team composed of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: No Stranger at Kung Fu Necktie, Sam Smith at Liacouras Center

No Stranger | Photo by John Vettese
No Stranger | Photo by John Vettese

Jonathan Cooney’s solo songwriting project No Stranger headlines Kung Fu Necktie tonight. A mix of contemplative acoustic guitar, ethereal electric guitar and introspective lyrics, No Stranger recalls Jonah Matranga’s Onelinedrawing and The Weakerthans in its emotive reflections on life, faith and humanity. Tickets and information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Sam Smith will headline The Liacouras Center in January

Sam Smith | photo via facebook.com/samsmithworld
Sam Smith | photo via facebook.com/samsmithworld

Known for his almost sensual blend of pop, R&B, and soul, British singer/songwriter Sam Smith, will be returning to Philadelphia to play the Liacouras Center on January 13th. Since his meteoric rise to fame in 2012 for his feature in Disclosure’s deep house single “Latch”, Smith has taken the national and international music scene by storm. Continue reading →