International Superstar Sam Smith Comes to Oakland Arena with Jessie Reyez
Sam Smith is a British singer-songwriter whose soulful and emotive voice has made them one of the most successful artists of recent years. They burst onto the music scene in 2012 with their debut single “Latch,” a collaboration with electronic duo Disclosure. But it was their debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” released in 2014, that truly put them on the map. The album’s lead single, “Stay With Me,” became a massive hit and earned Smith four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Smith’s music is known for its vulnerability and honesty, as they explore themes of heartbreak, loss, and self-discovery. They have been open about their struggles with mental health and gender identity, and their music often reflects these experiences. Smith’s second album, “The Thrill of It All,” released in 2017, continued to showcase their raw emotional depth and featured collaborations with artists like Yebba and Timbaland.
Jessie Reyez is a Canadian singer-songwriter known for her powerful voice and emotionally charged lyrics. Her music is a unique blend of genres, incorporating elements of pop, R&B, and hip-hop. Reyez first gained attention with her debut single, “Figures,” which quickly went viral and earned her a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list in 2018. She has since released two EPs and her debut album, “Before Love Came to Kill Us,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2021.