Sam Smith Releases ‘Drowning Shadows’, the ‘Saddest Song I’ve Ever Written’ (AUDIO)

Sam Smith is riding high on the success of “Writing’s On the Wall”, his theme for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, which hits theaters this weekend. But he’s also making waves with new music that’s considerably deeper, and less radio-ready.

“Drowning Shadows” is a new ballad Smith is releasing with the deluxe edition of his Grammy-winning LP, In the Lonely Hour, which drops on the same day Spectre releases in theaters, November 6th. Apparently, this track was written fairly early into the writing process for what became In the Lonely Hour, with Smith talking a bit more about the track on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio program. In a telling passage, Smith tells Lowe that “Drowning Shadows” is “the saddest song I’ve ever written and probably the least radio-friendly song I’ve ever written.”

But is he telling the truth? You be the judge. Listen to the track below:

Sam Smith Releases 'Drowning Shadows', the 'Saddest Song I've Ever Written' (AUDIO)

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What did you think of “Drowning Shadows”? Sound off in the comments!

And for more on Sam Smith, watch the official music video for “Writing’s On the Wall” from the James Bond film, Spectre!

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