It was one of several albums that was a casualty of lockdown earlier this year, with its release date pushed back quite significantly.
However, if you're a fan of Sam Smith, you'll be happy to know that their new album is finally en route.
The third record by the London-born singer was originally called 'To Die For', but given the fact that it's being release in the midst of a pandemic, they chose to re-title it. It's now called 'Love Goes', and it'll be released on October 30th.
The songs were all written over the past two years, and collaborators include Guy Lawrence (Disclosure), Labrinth and producers Steve Mac, Stargate and Shellback/MXM. A previous collaboration with Burna Boy, 'My Oasis', was released earlier this summer.
Smith said: "‘The last two years has been the most experimental time of my life, personally but also musically. Every time I went into the studio, I promised myself I would shoot for the stars and have no limitations. The result has been so magical and so therapeutic and FUN. My love for music is so broad and all of my musical guilty pleasures became pleasures. No guilt, no shame, just the love of singing and creating and dancing.
I am so thankful to every human who embraced my creativity and direction and allowed me to be whoever I wanted to be in that studio on that day…listen to these songs with an open heart and treat each song like a different flower from the garden, have fun with them, I tried not to take myself too seriously when writing a few of these songs. I hope they make you smile, because they made and make me."
See the tracklist and hear new track 'Diamonds' below:
- Another One
- My Oasis (feat. Burna Boy)
- So Serious
- Dance (‘Til You Love Someone Else)
- For The Lover That I Lost
- Breaking Hearts
- Forgive Myself
- Love Goes (feat. Labrinth)
- Kids Again