Sam Smith is still recovering from his recent vocal surgery but the singer is determined to celebrate the first anniversary of his album’s debut with fans online. To commemorate the album’s first birthday, the Grammy Award winner took to Twitter on Tuesday, asking fans to stream "In the Lonely Hour" online, reports E! News.
As a bonus, the singer shared new details about his heartfelt writing process. "Thank you to everyone who has supported my music over the past year," he shared on Twitter. "You've made my dreams come true. I love you all xx #HappyBirthdayITLH."
While he shared his thoughts about each song on the album, fans were more interested on what he had to say about the smash hit single "Stay With Me." "This song I think speaks for itself. It has changed my universe," he wrote. "The day I wrote this song I reacted in a way I never react. I completely broke down in tears when listening back to the vocals in the chorus."
Smith also revealed that "Leave Your Lover" was his absolute favorite from the album, further sharing that "I’m Not the Only One" is the song that widened his inspiration as a songwriter. "This isn't about me, it's me writing this as someone watching a relationship and empathizing. Writing this with one of my best friends @JimmyNapes was magical. Couldn't give up on those chords."
The singer is still resting after undergoing surgery on his vocal cords. In an article by BBC two weeks ago, friend and music producer Jimmy Napes shared that Smith is doing well and using an app to help him speak. "He's got an app that speaks for him and it's like Stephen Hawking, where you type something in, except it's in a girls' voice -- which is hilarious."
The “Stay With Me” crooner needed to go through the operation to stop recurrent vocal cord bleeding, CBS News reported. His attending surgeon was Dr. Stephen Zeitels, who also performed the same procedure on other famous singers including Lionel Richie, Adele and Steven Tyler.