Nestled inside the brightest of towers, Sam Smith is ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’ on their surprise Christmas release! The new single was written and co-produced with the Emmy Award-winning, multi-talented musician, Labrinth. A touching music video was simultaneously released exclusively on Sam Smith’s Facebook page – both conceptualized and directed by Sam!
Praying for a beacon… so here’s a song!
Sam just released their new album Love Goes just before Halloween, so this surprise track was unexpected! However, this song is much more solemn than the spirited soul of their latest work. Think of ‘Palace’ from their 2017 album, The Thrill Of It All – but make it Christmas.
‘The Lighthouse Keeper’ has the nostalgic sentimentality of every classic Christmas song. The tender harmonization of emotionally-intricate lyrics turns the yellowed pages of a long-told love story. By the fireplace, these glowing vocal moments warm the listeners’ toes. It’s Sam’s first Christmas song – but they wrapped it up so beautifully that you’d never guess!
And the video may just make you happy-cry.
It’s like Sam is literally reading this delicate little yuletide tale to their fans! So initially, we’re getting Robert Pattinson vibes from this lone In The Lighthouse-reminiscent lead character, in a small and blank existence. Then there’s another lonely soul, wistfully gazing over photographs.
The part where you may cry is their reunion. When they touch, the world explodes with color, and their embrace saturates the surrounding skies. This track isn’t a sugary Christmas marketing ploy – instead, it’s a slow, meaningful song that’s as timeless as the sentiment of love at Christmas.
What did you think of the new song? When you found out that Sam Smith is ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’ on their surprise Christmas release – how did you react? Does it rival the new music from their latest release, Love Goes? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP!
Featured Image Source: Sam Smith via Facebook – [‘The Lighthouse Keeper – By Sam Smith (Official Music Video)]