Apple Music scores exclusive rights to Sam Smith documentary, to stream live concert on Nov. 3
Apple Music continues to rack up exclusive music-related video content, the latest being the short film "On the Record: Sam Smith — The Thrill of it All," set to debut on the streaming service on Nov. 3.
The forthcoming documentary includes interviews with Smith, who discusses the professional and personal impact of winning a Grammy Award, an accolade garnered by his debut album In the Lonely Hour.
"I went through, like, this vortex, came out, I feel like I've rebuilt myself as an even stronger thing and then I'm just gonna go into the vortex again," Smith says in a clip advertising the movie. "I wasn't trying to make a big pop record when I made this album. I was actually just trying to make something personal and like a diary."
Smith also touches on gender fluidity by talking about his female alter ego "Karamel." In a clip furnished to Billboard, he jokes that it was actually Karamel who sold 24 million albums in the U.S. with her breakout album Karamel with a K.
The movie also features behind-the-scenes footage of studio sessions documenting the making of Smith's sophomore effort The Thrill of it All, produced by Timbaland, Poo Bear and Jimmy Napes. The Thrill of it All will see release in tandem with "On the Record" on Nov. 3.
To mark the occasion, Apple Music is hosting an event in London where fans can hear Smith perform his new album live. The venue for the mini concert has not been announced, but Apple has said the show will be streamed live on Apple Music. Whether the event will be free to stream or limited to Apple Music subscribers is unknown.
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