Sam Smith has announced their fourth studio album Gloria. On Monday (October 17), the British singer revealed the LP will be released on January 27, 2023.
“It feels like emotional, sexual, and spiritual liberation,” Smith said in a press release. “It was beautiful, with this album, to sing freely again. Oddly, it feels like my first-ever record. And it feels like a coming of age.”
Smith worked on the record in Los Angeles, Jamaica, and London with past collaborators like Jimmy Napes, Stargate, and ILYA. The LP will feature the previously-released tracks "Unholy" featuring Kim Petras and "Love Me More."
On Instagram, Smith posted the LP’s cover, which features a serious portrait of Smith – donning no shirt and beach blonde hair while wearing a golden earring of an anchor and a pearl.
“I’m feeling overwhelmed and emotional as I start to let go of Gloria and hand this work over to you,” Smith captioned the post. “It has been magical in every way to make this piece of music, and by giving this record to you, I am giving you part of my heart and soul. Gloria got me through some dark times and was a beacon for me in my life. I hope it can be that for you. Thank you for waiting so long. Only a few months now.”
Gloria follows the 2020 release of Love Goes, which featured “Diamonds,” “Dancing with a Stranger” with Normani, and “How Do You Sleep?" Since Love Goes, Smith worked on the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack and re-released a sped-up version of “I’m Not the Only One.”
See Smith's Instagram post of the album cover below.
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