Yes I do. I believe. That one day I will be.
Be where you ask? At the 2015 Grammys! Sam Smith is a popular and growing artist in today’s music industry who made tremendous victories at this year’s Grammys. Sam Smith won a total of 4 awards on his very first appearance at the Grammys! He swept the titles of Best New Artist, Song of the Year- Stay With me, which also won record of the year, and lastly he won best pop vocal album for In the Lonely Hour. This has been astounding year for Sam Smith, if it weren’t for the heartbreak he suffered through, he would not nearly have been as accomplished as he is today.
With every story of success, there is a background story explaining the motives, muses, and emotions. As Sam Smith accepted his awards he uttered “I want to thank the man who this record is about … Thank you so much for breaking my heart because I now have four Grammys!” Heartbreak is something everyone eventually deals with, and it devastatingly impacted Sam Smith. However, he bounced back with a new album in which he wrote/co-wrote a total of fourteen songs.
One of the songs he wrote, was titled “Lay Me Down”. The first few lyrics of that song is quoted at the beginning of this post! It was also the very first song I ever heard from Sam Smith, way back in April of 2014! This was before he had won four Grammys, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and many others. As Sam Smith grew increasingly popular, the passion and meanings of his songs have never changed. They speak to anyone who has had bad experiences with love.
Ultimately, Sam Smith is an inspiring artist who influences millions around the globe. He is just one example of a recurring universal theme. There will always be obstacles before one may accomplish their goals. Leaders of past history and today’s society all faced roadblocks which set back their desires— Sylvia Plath, John Nash, Stevie Wonder, and many others. As Molière stated “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” As Sam Smith would be familiar with, no feeling of satisfaction is greater than overcoming an obstacle.