Sam Smith is re-releasing his hugely successful 2014 debut album In The Lonely Hour, calling it the Drowning Shadows Edition. There’s a reason for that name and that’s because there is a new song on the record aptly titled Drowning Shadows.
Smith debuted the big, heartbreaking ballad on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe and also explained exactly what the song is about and as it turns out it’s a tad sad. Apparently he used to go to the club and drink alone in the hope of picking up love. “Do I go home to nothing or stay out for more,” he sings wondering whether he should stick it out in the club or go home alone. It was written before Stay With Me and I’m Not The Only One but didn’t make the original cut because the production didn’t feel right. Smith re-recorded it with just piano and is now happy to unleash it to the world.