By now, you would’ve already seen photos of “Stay With Me” singer Sam Smith and 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Flynn sharing an intimate moment of what looked like they were about to swallow each other whole. But come on, surely everyone has had a sloppy one at least once in their lives? Jokes aside, the English singer-songwriter will be making his headlining debut at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Oct 2.
It seems like Smith has everything going for him. Just last year, he and boyfriend Flynn went public about their romance, though there were already rumors were already running rampant. They now share a very public relationship, with both sharing adorable photos of each other on their own Instagram accounts. He’s not doing too badly on the music side of things either.
Smith broke out onto the scene when he laid vocals for Disclosure’s hit single “Latch” back in 2012, and subsequently on Naughty Boy’s “La La La” right after releasing his first single, “Lay Me Down”. Just months later, he won the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll. His debut record In the Lonely Hour was well-received among critics and fans alike, with all the singles achieving worldwide success At the 2014 Grammy Awards, he scooped up four out of six awards he was nominated for, including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.
His next milestone came in the form of the theme song for the 2015 James Bond film Spectre, which brought about a bit of controversy (we still think Radiohead’s track would’ve been more apt). For that, he earned himself a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Fast forward to November last year—now he’s gaining even more traction with the release of his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, of which the lead single “Too Good at Goodbyes” debuted at #1 in the UK and #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
By the looks of it, you’re going to have to camp for tickets to Smith’s concert in October. His soulful, gentle vocals and relatable lyrics has earned him unrivalled mass appeal, with more than 2,000 indicating “Interested” on the Facebook event page already (fun fact: Singapore Indoor Stadium’s full capacity is about 12,000). Ticketing details to follow soon.