Live From The Royal Albert Hall - EP
“I definitely wanted this to be different to my other shows,” Sam Smith tells Apple Music of their October 2022 performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. “I come from a theater background and really missed that feeling on my last tour. It takes a village of talent to put on my shows, and it’s important for me now to showcase and celebrate the artists around me.” In Live From The Royal Albert Hall, which arrives to Apple Music listeners as part of the From Apple Music With Love series, Smith celebrates their body of work with a curated selection of songs from the evening. Though Smith was mostly performing songs from their catalog, the singer says the set was imbued with the spirit of their fourth studio album Gloria, scheduled to release in January 2023. “With this show it was about adding a little Gloria to all my songs,” Smith says. “I always want to change all the songs a little to fit the mood and the tones of whatever project I’m currently releasing. But I am also passionate about playing the songs the way people love them.” One listen to Live From The Royal Albert Hall and you’re sure to have found that Smith couldn’t lose either way.