Album: In the Lonely Hour (2014)


  • Sam Smith wrote this with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. "I was a bit sceptical when I first got the call, because I was like, 'He's a radio presenter,' Smith admitted to Digital Spy. "But then when you get in the studio with him, I don't understand why he hasn't been making music in the pop scene for longer. You've just got to listen to him on the radio to hear how much he loves music. So why the f--k shouldn't he be in the studio creating it? He knows his s--t and he's really good at what he does."

    The funny thing is," Smith added,"when you're in the booth and he's speaking to you, it does feel like you're in a radio interview!"

    Though best known as a radio and TV music presenter, Zane Lowe also has several writing and production credits including Chase & Status' "Count On Me" and Tinie Tempah's "5 Minutes."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

Black SabbathFact or Fiction

Dwarfs on stage with an oversize Stonehenge set? Dabbling in Satanism? Find out which Spinal Tap-moments were true for Black Sabbath.

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.

The Girl in That SongFact or Fiction

Billie Jean, Delilah, Sara, Laura and Sharona - do you know who the girls in the songs really are?

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

Gentle GiantSongwriter Interviews

If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.