Sam Smith Sampled “Donnie Darko” In New MV “To Die For”

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Sam Smith has a new song out and a new music video to go with it.

This Friday, Sam Smith dropped the title track for their third studio album To Die For. The ballad uses a Donnie Darko sample, so you can imagine the type of mood and atmosphere that comes with the song.

As for the music video, which you can watch below, we see a bald mannequin in the shape of Smith themselves. The Grant Singer directed video then shows this bald mannequin singing about the inability to love someone. We can now see why it was released on Valentine’s Day.

“I look for you everyday, everynight. I close my eyes from the fear. From the light,” Smith sings. “As I wander down the avenue, so confused. Guess I’ll try and force a smile. /Pink lemonade sippin’ on a Sunday. Couples holding hands on a runway. They’re all posing in a picture frame. Whilst my world’s crashing down. Solo shadow on a sidewalk. Just want somebody to die for. Sunshine livin’ on a perfect day. While my world’s crashing down. I just want somebody to die for.”

On social media, Smith said about the song, “I poured my heart and soul into this song. So happy ‘To Die For’ is yours now and I can’t express how excited I am to sing this live one day soon.”

Check out the music video below.

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