Sam Smith on Songwriting: No One “Knows The Magic” Behind a Perfect Song

When asked for the magical potion for creating the perfect song recently, Sam Smith claimed that there wasn’t one, in fact no one really knows what they are doing until it is out for the fans to experience. This happened during Spotify’s new episode of ‘Song Start’ series. They stated that no songwriter can know how the song will do, and anyone who claims to know it, is clearly exaggerating. This is because there is no way to find out if the song will be a hit or not based on just the lyrics. 

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“Absolutely no one knows what they’re doing,” Smith said. “Even the biggest writers in the world, who have written so many hits, they can pretend like they do, but they don’t know. They don’t know the magic.” Sam Smith said his own success comes from sheer determination and if they had to say one thing to budding artists, they would ask them to “never lower [their] standards”. They added, “You know what you need. And if you don’t know what you need, you need to ask yourself what you need. And then do not stop until you get that.”

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Smith is all set to release their fourth album ‘Gloria’ which will feature ‘Love Me More’ and ‘Unholy’. The record will also feature many known names including Ed Sheeran, Jessie Reyez and Koffee. That isn’t all, after the release of the album, Smith is ready for their tour of the UK and Europe. Apart from this, they are also going to perform at next year’s Mad Cool Festival.

– Riya Sohini