When I first heard Sam Smith’s ‘Safe with me’ it legitimately took everything in my power not to blast, blast, blast it in my headphones. I failed. I don’t know if my ears will ever forgive me. Let me tell you something: It was worth it. If there’s anything you listen to in the next few weeks, this track has got to be it.
‘Safe with me’, the new cut off of Sam Smith‘s upcoming debut EP for PMR Records, is just triumphant. Sam Smith‘s smooth, soulful, and utterly reassuring tone pairs perfectly with the track’s dynamic rhythms. The production creates movement while still making the listener feel every bit as safe as Davis’ lyrics instruct. There’s a lot going on underneath Davis (background vocal lines, an almost tribal beat, a drone bass, organ, and much, much more), but rather than distracting from Sam Smith it just lifts his ethereal tenor up further. Serious props to Two Inch Punch for the expert production, co-writing, and arranging of this song. It is clearly the culmination of an immense amount of work and love.
The result is a beautiful, soothing and poignant tribute to a loved one. “Don’t you know your secret’s safe with me? All your worries can be put to sleep,” sings Smith. You’ll end up feeling that way, because Sam Smith and Two Inch Punch have achieved the rare feat of making you feel like they’re singing directly to you. Sit back and enjoy.