No Peace

Album: The Thrill of It All (2017)
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  • Sam Smith's only collaboration on The Thrill of It All, this finds him joining vocal forces with unsigned artist Yebba Smith. The English singer told Beats 1's Julie Adenuga how he hooked up with the young songstress.

    "I was in LA, and my friend sent me a video of Yebba singing a song called 'My Mind' and at the time I was going through a breakup and the song just took over my life.

    Vocally I don't think I've heard a singer sing like that, it's unreal to me she's in the top three best singers I've heard in my life. She's just incredible and on top of that she's such a soulful authentic real person and I'm so honoured that I got to work with her and I'm so excited to see her grow as an artist. I'm so excited for the world experience what I have.

    If I'm going to be completely honest, the minute I heard her voice, I was like I want to sing with her, just because I felt like she captivated what I was trying to do as an artist for this album, when I heard that song, I was like I wish I'd written that song, I wish I had that voice."
  • Sam Smith told Julie Adenuga he immediately hit it off with Yebba: "She came to London and we actually wrote a song on the first day we met, it just felt like sitting with my girlfriend smoking a cigarette and talking about life."

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