Sam Smith Unveils New Single – ‘How Do You Sleep?’ and Official Music Video & Lyrics

Yesterday, July 19, Sam Smith unveiled his new single, “How Do You Sleep?” and the accompanying video. He collaborated on the track with renowned songwriters/producers Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and ILYA. Smith’s signature vocals soar above the dreamlike production from ILYA (for MXM Productions) before the song explodes into the dance-fueled chorus.

As he promised fans last week, the official video finds Smith channeling his “inner dancing queen.” It was directed by Grant Singer (The Weeknd, Lorde) with choreography by Parris Goebel.

Sam Smith says, “This year, both personally and musically, I feel so free. More than ever I have had so much fun making this record and this video. Time to dance darlings x”

“How Do You Sleep” follows Smith’s early-2019 collaboration with Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger,” which was a No. 1 airplay hit in the U.S. and U.K. The track has amassed over one billion cumulative streams globally and achieved Platinum status in 15 countries while the official video is approaching 400 million views. Hailing it as a “Song You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone noted, “Their soulful, understated delivery suggests a moody narrative of two people looking to get an ex off their mind, falling into the arms of someone exciting, nameless and new.” Idolator called it “one of the first genuinely great songs of 2019” and Out said, “Dancing With A Stranger” is “a Perfect Breakup Anthem.”

Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 22 million adjusted albums worldwide. He has won four GRAMMY® awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRITs. His sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.” In 2018, he collaborated with Calvin Harris on the hit “Promises,” which also topped charts around the world.

 

            Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep? Lyrics:

I’m done hating myself for feeling
I’m done crying myself awake
I’ve gotta leave and start the healing
But when you move like that I just want to stay

What have I become?
Looking at your phone oh no
Love to you is just a game
Look what I have done
Dialling up the numbers on you
I don’t want my heart to break

Baby
How do you sleep when you lie to me?
All that shame and all that danger
I’m hoping that my love will keep you up tonight
Baby
How do you sleep when you lie to me?
All that fear and all that pressure
I’m hoping that my love will keep you up tonight

Tell me how do you
Love will keep you up tonight
Tell me how do you
Love will keep you up tonight
Tell me how do you

Oh no how did I manage to lose me
I am not this desperate, no this crazy
There’s no way I’m sticking around to find out
I won’t lose like that, I won’t lose myself

Look what I have done
Dialling up the numbers on you
I don’t want my heart to break

Baby
How do you sleep when you lie to me?
All that shame and all that danger
I’m hoping that my love will keep you up tonight
Baby
How do you sleep when you lie to me?
All that fear and all that pressure
I’m hoping that my love will keep you up tonight

Tell me how do you

Love will keep you up tonight

Tell me how do you

I don’t wanna be here
I don’t wanna see it
I

Baby
How do you sleep when you lie to me?
All that shame and all that danger
I’m hoping that my love will keep you up tonight
Baby
How do you sleep when you lie to me?
All that fear and all that pressure
I’m hoping that my love will keep you up tonight

Tell me how do you
Love will keep you up tonight
Tell me how do you
Love will keep you up tonight
Tell me how do you

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