Sam Smith Shares Title Track “Gloria” From New Album
Sam Smith has shared "Gloria," the title track from their upcoming album of the same name. The multi-Platinum, Grammy, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar winning singer-songwriter penned the song during lockdown, completed it with folk/blues musician Foy Vance and produced it alongside Jimmy Napes and David Odlum. Joined by the local choir London Voices, Smith recorded "Gloria" at the church they attended as a child, St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden in Essex, a location that traces its roots back to the Middle Ages.
Smith – who will make their third appearance as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on January 21 – describes their new song as "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."
Set for release on January 27, Gloria is the British artist's fourth studio album. Fans who pre-order the digital edition will instantly receive "Gloria" plus "Gimme (ft. Koffee and Jessie Reyez)", and the Grammy-nominated, RIAA-certified Platinum single "Unholy (ft. Kim Petras)", which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and four weeks at the top of the UK Official Singles Chart. Amassing over one billion combined global streams to date, "Unholy" spent 50 days at Number 1 on the Global Spotify chart, topped the Apple and Shazam worldwide tallies and was hailed as one of the best songs of 2022 by critics at Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Billboard, Esquire and numerous other outlets.
Tickets are on sale now here for the North American leg of Gloria The Tour, which will kick off later this year on July 25.
Smith has racked up over 37 million adjusted album sales, 276 million single sales and 50 billion career streams. A four-time Grammy winner, they also hold two Guinness World Records – for the most consecutive weeks in the UK Top 10 Album Chart (for their 2014 debut, In The Lonely Hour) and for having the first James Bond Theme to reach Number 1 on the UK charts (for the Oscar and Golden Globe winning "Writing's on the Wall").
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