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BALENCIAGA x Sam Smith in Creative Collaboration

BALENCIAGA and Sam Smith are pleased to announce a creative collaboration for the BALENCIAGA Men's Fall-Winter 2015 Campaign. This is the first time the renowned singer and songwriter Sam Smith has been featured in a major men's campaign. The star of an evocative series of black-and-white photographs and a full length video both shot by Josh Olins, Sam Smith is presented in a mysterious light, relying on movement and mood to convey emotion.

Sam Smith wears iconic looks from the BALENCIAGA Fall-Winter 2015 collection, which takes inspiration from the purity of forms found in Nature to create an austere and timeless aesthetic. Through his expressive character, Sam Smith animates the modern shapes of BALENCIAGA from within.

Says BALENCIAGA Creative Director Alexander Wang: "Beyond his tremendous talent, Sam Smith conveys a quiet elegance and a subtle sensuality that are perfect for BALENCIAGA. He represents both sensitivity and power – the dualities of the Balenciaga man."

Says Sam Smith: "I am absolutely honoured to have been chosen to be the face of Balenciaga. I have been a devoted fan of the brand for a while now. I love how intimate it feels, and how involved Alexander has been and is with the brand. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd be wearing these clothes let alone modelling them. So this is a dream come true, and I hope the beginning of a lovely long relationship with Alexander and the House."

Shot at Centrestage Studios in London, the debut images from the BALENCIAGA Men's FW15 campaign break in international publications beginning in August 2015 and on www.balenciaga.com. The BALENCIAGA Men's FW15 full-length video and imagery can be viewed on www.balenciaga.com and via #balxsamsmith.

Photographer/Videographer - Josh Olins

Art Direction - Christopher Simmonds

Stylist - Robbie Spencer

Hair - Matt Mulhall

Grooming - Pep Gay

Music - Andy Stott

The first remix from Sam Smith's forthcoming single 'Stay With Me' comes from the infamous DnB and Jungle producer, Shy FX. Sam recently took the track into Radio 1 for Annie Mac as her special delivery track and it has been spun multiple times since.

‘Stay With Me’ is an epic ballad of unrequited love, tugging at heartstrings as Sam’s stunning vocals float effortlessly over delicate keys, percussion and strings. The single is the perfect pre-cursor to the release of his album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which features a roll call of impressive collaborations from Fraser T Smith, Two Inch Punch, Eg White, Disclosure, Zane Lowe, Tourist to long term writing partner Jimmy Napes.

Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’, Sam Smith will release his second solo single ‘Stay With Me’, a heart-breaking pop ballad, on 18th May.

We hear further remixes are to come from Darkchild and Wilfred Giroux.

Ahead of the release of his highly anticipated debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’, Sam Smith will release his second solo single ‘Stay With Me’, a heart-breaking pop ballad, on 18th May.

Stay With Me’ is an epic ballad of unrequited love, tugging at heartstrings as Sam’s stunning vocals float effortlessly over delicate keys, percussion and strings.  The single is the perfect pre-cursor to the release of his album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which features a roll call of impressive collaborations from Fraser T Smith, Two Inch Punch, Eg White, Disclosure, Zane Lowe, Tourist to long term writing partner Jimmy Napes.

Remixes for ‘Stay With Me’ come from Shy FX, Darkchild and Wilfred Giroux.

 

 ‘Stay With Me’ is out on 18th May.

 

Sam Smith released his debut official music video for his forthcoming single “Money On My Mind” this morning exclaiming “IT'S HERE!! I give to you all… My first OFFICIAL music video for 'Money On My Mind' I hope you all like it….”  The track was produced by the incredible Two In Punch and is the first single from Sam’s much anticipated debut album. Receiving a hell of alot of love, this track is one of the biggest of 2014 for sure, and we've only just started.

The video was directed by Jamie Thraves (known for directing music videos for the likes of Radiohead, Coldplay and Incubus) and shot in the lavish surroundings of the Las Vegas casino strip.

With the release of ‘Money On My Mind’ in February, his UK tour, the debut album due in the Spring and a freshly inked deal with Capitol Records in the US - now making him a global signing, winning the Brits Critics Choice Award and now the BBC Sound Poll, 2014 is shaping up to be a big year.

UK-based singer-songwriter, Sam Smith has cemented his place as one of 2013’s most exciting artists to watch.  Following the release of his debut solo track, “Lay Me Down” followed by a stripped back acoustic version of “Latch”, Sam’s stunning vocals have caught the attention of the music world who have been eagerly awaiting more.

 

The wait is finally over as Sam Smith’s releases his latest track ‘Safe With Me’, the first song to be taken from his forthcoming debut EP, which is set for release through PMR Records.  ‘Safe With Me’ is co-written, arranged and produced by Two Inch Punch who has put his catchy, hypnotic beats to Sam’s soaring vocal melodies.

 

Sam took to twitter to share the news about his forthcoming EP…

 

“Ladies and gentlemen, since ‘La La La’ I’ve been experimenting with different sounds and producers in preparation for my record.  I have loved the process so much that I have decided to release an EP this summer to show you what I’ve been trying out.  ‘Safe With Me’ is the first song on the EP”

 

More details on the EP to follow next week.