Sam Smith has shared their “queer love hymn”, new album title track ‘Gloria’

'Gloria', Smith’s first album since 2020’s 'Love Goes', is set to be released on January 27th.
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Sam Smith has released the title track of their new album, ‘Gloria’.

In a statement, Smith called the title track “my queer love hymn, saying life is a song to Gloria, the thing I can’t put a word to. I don’t know if it’s nature or a feminine energy inside me that I’m setting free.”

‘Gloria’, Smith’s first album since 2020’s ‘Love Goes’, is set to be released on January 27th and features guest appearances from Ed Sheeran, Kim Petras, Jessie Reyez, and Koffee. Smith worked on the album in Los Angeles, Jamaica, and London with past collaborators such as Jimmy Napes, Stargate, and ILYA.

Smith shared their enthusiasm for their upcoming project, saying: “I’m feeling overwhelmed and emotional as I start to let go of ‘Gloria’ and hand this work over to you. 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.”

They added: “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.”

Smith will be appearing as musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, making their fourth appearance on the show.

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