Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" is currently heating up our summer playlist. With nods from the likes of Mary J. Blige, the English crooner, who reminds us of a young George Michael, is a reminder that music has no color. Sure, we love old-school blue-eyed soul singers like Bobby Caldwell, Boz Scaggs and the legendary Teena Marie. But right now we're taking a moment to look celebrate the newer crop of blue-eyed soul currently moving our hearts, and tushes.
You may not know Sam Smith just yet, but chances are you've heard his second single, "Stay with Me" (remixed here with Mary J. Blige) on your local R&B station and wondered, "Who is that?!" With his commanding range and signature falsetto, the 22-year-old singer seems to poised to become heir apparent to Amy Winehouse's blue-eyed British soul.