Sam Smith announced that the third upcoming studio album, "To Die For" will go through vital changes. It was posted earlier on social media.
Smith said the title "doesn't feel right" due to the current worldwide Covid-19 crisis. The original release date of May 1 will also be pushed back.
The Grammy-award winner explained the original album title will be renamed. No new title and date have been disclosed yet. Smith promised an album would be coming out this year.
Smith said the project had been on their mind a lot for the last few weeks. They thought the title and premiere date are not appropriate at the moment. The English singer-songwriter, though, assured they would continue to work on the album, with revisions and additions.
The musician further assured fans that in the coming months, new music would be shared with them. At the end of the post, Smith thanked followers for always being by their side with understanding and patience. Smith wrote, "I always want to do right by you. Always."
Sam Smith in the time of quarantine
Earlier on March 30, Smith posted a home video while singing, "How Do You Sleep?"
"It's music that makes me feel better right now," Smith said and wished it will make fans feel better also. Smith went on singing without any musical instruments. The only other sound that accompanied him was their snapping fingers in the middle of the tune.
A week before that, the songwriter shared a cover of the iconic hymn "What the World Needs Now Is Love". It is their expression of solidarity during these disruptive times. Smith wrote, "I haven't felt like singing for a few weeks now. Feels good".
"To Die For" song
On Valentine's day, Smith launched the newest single, "To Die For." The soulful song includes the lyrics, "Does that scare you?" and "I don't want to be alone." It is yet to be confirmed if said single will be part of the upcoming album. Around 22 million had viewed the music video on YouTube as of writng. On the same day, a lyric video was also released. A month later, an acoustic version came out.
"I love being queer"
Sam Smith, together with Dua Lipa and Kesha, participated at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on February 29 in Australia. Smith had a special float appearance that surprised the fans.
The audience was not disappointed with the mind-blowing production number at the Hordern Pavilion stage. Smith wore a gigantic red dress with the enormous words "Equality" scribbled on top of it. They belted out the hit "Promises."
In a post, Smith revealed he waited long for that moment to happen. The performer wrote, "I love Sydney and I love being queer x".
The English musician prefers to be identified as nonbinary and genderqueer, as mentioned in an interview with Jameela Jamil, an actress and body image advocate.
In 2015, Smith won three awards at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards - Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for "Stay with Me."