Skip to content

Sam Smith Goes Platinum

Platinum Brunette

Platinum Brunette

All year long I raved about Sam Smith incessantly and then I saw him live, a full show at United Palace and a mini set at Jingle Ball, and was thoroughly underwhelmed. Maybe it isn’t fair, the kid is just in his 20s and his voice, a gorgeous and lubricated thing which seems capable of caressing any melody till its putty in his hands is just as strong and sweet in person, but he hs zero stage presence.

This is a real problem, the man fidgets on stage, he wanders around aimlessly, he seems like a man of time. He doesn’t know what he wants to be but he knows he doesn’t want to project sexuality. And don’t tell me it is because he’s gay, that he wants to remain neutral, because if Adam Lambert, not half the talent Smith is, can project a sexuality that croses all genders, and also, perhaps more importantly, embrace an audience without inhibitions or weirdness, why can’t Sam at least be normal?

Being at ease on stage, or even tense on stage, isn’t easy but it can be done except Sam can’t do it and it is a huge problem.

A huge problem that doesn’t dwarf Sam having sold a million copies (platinum!) of In The Lonely Hour, to go along with his (gasp) six grammy nominations. One of only three albums to reach the plateau in 2014, but what can he do with it if he can’t project it on stage?

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

Rob Jankowski’s Highly Anticipated New Film “Attached: Paranormal” Now Available Worldwide

By Meredith Grant | October 26, 2021 |

Do You Believe In the Paranormal?

US Top 10 Singles Dated October 30th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2021 |

too on the nose

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 10-29-21 – 11-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2021 |

into rock god land

Adele Performed In Front Of A Crowd Of Celebrities At Griffith Observatory On Sunday

By Alyson Camus | October 26, 2021 |

The venue is deeply symbolic

Rock Star Review – ARO Rose “Tarrant”

By Meredith Grant | October 25, 2021 |

Rock Star Review – ARO Rose “Tarrant”

The Monkees Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith’s Farewell Tour At The Town Hall, Sunday, October 24th, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2021 |

Micky carried Mike for two hours, paid tribute to the Country Americana pop song writers skills, and made certain Nez looked swell

US Top 10 Albums Dated October 30th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2021 |

a lame 94K EAUs

Matt Whipkey’s New Album, “Hard,” Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | October 25, 2021 |

“Hard” begs for a live show

Meek Mill At Madison Square Garden, Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2021 |

he had something to prove and didn’t

Elton John’s “The Lockdown Sessions” Reviewed

By Jack Phillips | October 24, 2021 |

“Elton in the house!” 

Scroll To Top