Sam Smith is just a couple of months away from kicking off the North American leg of his The Thrill of It All tour. The album was worth the wait, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 and topping the charts in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway Sweden, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Tracks like “Too Good at Goodbyes” and “Him” have earned much acclaim from critics and fans alike.
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) March 25, 2018
Another notable track from the album is “Pray” which Smith he performed on Saturday Night Live in 2017 and at the Grammies earlier this year. He wrote the song after spending a week in Mosul with War Child, a charity that provides assistance to children in areas experiencing conflict.
“We are all looking around at what’s happening in the world and it is just messed up,” Smith explains. “You’ve got no choice but to look up to the sky and put your hands together and pray for something to happen.”
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) March 29, 2018
Smith’s soulful song has recently been updated with vocals from Grammy-nominated artist, Logic. The rapper adds his own heartfelt lyrics to Smith’s deep-cutting anthem of solace, rounding out the original track’s smooth rhythm with a passionate edge. It’s a musical expression of how it feels to face the constant heartbreaking news of the world.
The North American leg of The Thrill of It All tour kicks off June 18 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Listen to Sam Smith’s “Pray feat. Logic” below and download the track here.