Sam Smith’s Latest Single Makes Revenge Sound Very, Very Sweet

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Aug. 2 2014 1:44 PM

Sam Smith’s Latest Single, “I’m Not The Only One,” Makes Revenge Sound Very, Very Sweet

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Sam Smith.

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We’ve featured Sam Smith’s angelic falsetto many a time, but his latest single employs it to devilish effect—“I’m Not The Only One” is a smooth, slow-burn revenge ballad, and further proof that the British crooner is primed to make a big splash with his debut album.

The song's video features Glees Dianna Agron as a housewife onto her beau’s adulterous schemes. Her subsequent fit of pique includes burning the transgressor’s clothing, crying in the car as he hooks up in a dimly lit bar, and knocking back a handle in a liquor store. Not the most original imagery, but Smith’s soulful vocal lends it some feel-good power.

Sharan Shetty is a writer for Brow Beat. You can follow him on Twitter

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