Sam Smith is the man of the moment. Hot off a sold out U Street Music Hall gig and SNL appearance, Smith just released the video for his latest single, Stay With Me. The track showcases Sam’s incredible vocal range as well as his ability to evoke an overwhelming amount of emotion. He steps away from his usual electro-pop sound for an acoustic ballad that conveys his yearning for love, showing that Sam Smith can truly do it all. The video features a distraught Smith walking through London after the presumable one-night stand referenced in the lyrics. He eventually finds himself in a church with a full choir that helps take the chorus of the “Stay With Me” to a whole other level. It’s sparse yet beautiful, making the anticipation for his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, even higher.
Their single ‘Harlem’ has been spinning around in everyone’s heads since it has entered the rotation on our radio dials. Not only are their tunes fun, but these guys are super rad. Get to know New Politics.
After a stellar opening set (and a surprise appearance with Grace Potter for ‘Like A Prayer’ + glittering robe) Rayland Baxter was kind enough to follow us into our alley to answer a few of our questions. This is all a lot less scary than it sounds, just watch.
Hopefully, you have taken notice of the fact that our friends and partners, U Street Music Hall have been booking fresh DJ talent into our Backbar to make everyone’s Friday & Saturday nights at 9:30 Club complete with THAT much more rump shakin’.
One of our favorites, and three time Backbar party DJ, Dave Marmon (DJ Marmon) was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about EDM, personal influences, and his craziest gig. Check the video above!