Sam Smith Just Dropped His Most Personal Song Yet

"I let everything go in that song."


Sam Smith, the king of making you cry, has lived up to his name yet again with the release of another tear jerker. On Friday, Sam released “Burning,” a heartbreaking piano ballad about the pain of a breakup.

In an interview with BBC Radio’s MistaJam, Sam said "Burning" is the "most personal song I’ve ever written in my life."

He continued: "I was going through a really tough time last year. I live in London, and I went through a breakup. And I dealt with the breakup in a bad way, and I was just going out way too much. I was burning, in a way.”

“I let everything go in that song,” he added. “And that song to me is about fame as well, and the responsibilities I felt and the pressure and my relationship with my voice and how I was a bit rebellious last year. It’s about self-destruction.”

Listen for yourself now, and attempt not to cry:

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