(Atlanta) With raw talent, unabashed honesty and emotional acuity, Sam Smith will stir Atlanta audiences when he stops by the Infinite Energy Arena next summer. Led by the rapturous “Too Good at Goodbyes,” the English singer’s highly-anticipated sophomore album The Thrill of It All (due out Nov. 3) spans topicsfrom religion to self-doubt to sexuality. Smith says the content is, tonally, a marked departure from his GRAMMY Award-winning debut.
“In the Lonely Hour sounds pretty to me,” Smith told Rolling Stone of his first release. “This album doesn’t sound pretty to me. I want this to be more gritty. I want it to sound older, a bit more uncomfortable. In the Lonely Hour is a gin and tonic with your friends. The new album is a whiskey by yourself in a dark room, at night, thinking about life.”
On his headlining tour, Smith will perform new songs as well as instant classics “Stay With Me,” “I’m Not the Only One” and the Academy Award-winning “Writing’s on the Wall.” Check out Smith’s recent performance on “SNL” above and grab tickets to see him at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia on July 10 here.