Sam Smith announced that they will be renaming their upcoming album. They took it to instagram to announce that their album formerly titled as “To Die For” will not be released on May 1st as scheduled due to the sensitive nature of the current situation. Smith called this a “weird, upsetting and unprecedented time.”
“I have done a lot of thinking the last few weeks and feel that the title of my album and imminent release doesn’t feel right, so I have come to the decision to continue working on the album and make some important changes and additions,” Smith tweeted.
Sam reassured fans that nonetheless an album will be coming out this year!Although the album does not have a new release date, Smith clarified, “I am still going to bring out some new music over the next few months.”
They thanked their loyal fans for sticking with them through thick and thin. “I always want to do right by you. Always.” they said. Sam Smith’s announcement follows Lady Gaga who also said that she will be pushing the release of her album due to the ongoing crisis.
Sam Smith released their single “To Die For” earlier this month following the release of “How Do You Sleep”. They performed the latter on Sunday at the iHeart Livingroom Concert , which was a tribute for all the frontline workers.
The concert was hosted by Elton John with various artists streaming in their performance to raise funds for various international committees. Many of these artists like Rihana, have also been donating funds from their personal foundations towards the cause. The pandemic has shown us the humane side of musicians who have been coming together to keep us company through this season of self isolation.