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Sam Smith’s hotly anticipated sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, arrives on Friday, Nov. 3. It’s a nerve-wracking time for any artist to share his or her soul with the world. But Smith isn’t just any artist. He’s coming off a spectacularly successful debut—2014’s In the Lonely Hour, which was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic and earned Smith four Grammys. So how does he pass those nervous (lonely?) hours until the record drops? By taking a ride with James Corden on the Late Late Show host’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment, of course.
If there are any nerves, Smith wasn’t showing them as the Brits talked diets and Ryan Gosling, belted out some of his hits and welcomed Fifth Harmony on board to jam together on the group’s 2016 number “Work From Home,” which apparently is one of Smith’s faves. He’s such a fan of the U.S. girl group, he dreams of taking a “walk down the aisle in heels” to 5H’s song.
The British soul man went deeper still with his ruminations on a funereal wedding day during the 15-minute segment that included a run through his new hit, “Too Good at Goodbyes,” as well as soulful renditions of “Lay Me Down,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Money on My Mind,” among other hits. “I want a funeral for my single self before my wedding,” he joked. “I’m in a coffin, and there’s a PowerPoint presentation about my single life … and then I raise from the coffin, and then everyone takes off their black clothes and they’re wearing white. And then the wedding begins.”
Check out Smith’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment with Corden.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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