Discovery: Sam Steadman

Sam Smith is an American country singer songwriter whose new track Rooftop is filled with bittersweet nostalgia.

By Graeme Smith

Reminiscing about his younger years, Sam tells the story about partying all Summer. Listen closely to the lyrics though, and you realise that not all is well. In grief for lost loved ones, Sam’s endless party is an escape and almost leads to his death, were it not for the intervention of close friends.

It’s a powerful story that unfolds through Sam’s smooth vocals and a modern country instrumental arrangement in which you can get fully immersed. You can check out Rooftop below.