Sam Smith Explains ‘Gloria’
Sam Smith spoke with Billboard about his upcoming fourth studio album, which is set to drop on January 27th. The artist travelled to Australia, where they have performed at the d’Arenberg Cube winery. Soon, Sam Smith will be touring the world with concerts, following the release of their album.
“It doesn’t feel nerve-racking this time around,” the singer said in an interview with Billboard. “I made a very conscious decision with this record to not bring anything out until I just loved it, in and out, and didn’t want to be in a position where I was putting something out and was thinking, ‘are people going to like this’? I wanted to be in a position where I put something out and I felt I didn’t care if anyone else liked it, because it’s about whether I like it. Because it’s what I make.”
According to Billboard, “More than a decade has passed since Smith’s career took flight, when they contributed those honey-dripped, other-worldly vocals to Disclosure’s 2012 breakthrough track “Latch”. A debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, arrived in 2014 and peaked at No. 1 in the U.K., and No. 2 in the U.S. Its followup from 2017, The Thrill of It All hit the summit on both sides of the Atlantic, confirming Smith’s ascent as a bonafide star. Awards have rained from the heavens, and include four Grammys, three BRITs, an Oscar and a Golden Globe.”