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Sam Smith takes a victory lap in 'Restart' video

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In 2014, Sam Smith went from Disclosure sidekick to bona fide pop star. Now, he’s got a new video out for “Restart”—off his debut album, In the Lonely Hour—where he basically takes a victory lap.

“Restart” sounds breezy on first listen, but also has a fair share of melancholy. In the video, Smith overlooks the song’s general breakup message, instead going for standard-issue footage of good times on tour—complete with audio samples from newscasters discussing his awesome year.

The video may be self-indulgent, but let’s be honest: For decades, that quality has been as tied to pop stardom as a good record and a world tour.

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