Sam Smith Is Renaming & Delaying Their Upcoming Album To Die For
Sam Smith Is Renaming & Delaying Their Upcoming Album 'To Die For'
"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," they said.
Because of the current, ongoing global health crisis, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Smith is renaming—and rescheduling the release—of their upcoming third studio album.
"Firstly I want to send love and strength to everyone who has been affected by this situation," Sam wrote in an official statement posted on their social media account about the album renaming and postponement. "I hope you are all alright during this incredibly 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."
"Thank you for always being by my side and for your understanding and patience," they concluded. "I always want to do right by you. Always."
As expected, fans are taking it hard, but are still being supportive and understanding...
\u201c@samsmith Dear dear Sam, in all honesty this is good news. Though I\u2019m anxious to hear the new music I worried how you could possibly tour before there was a COVID-19 vaccine. It would be so risky. Pushing back the album\u2019s release and tour eases my mind.Stay safe and well. We love you\u2764\ufe0f\u2764\ufe0f\u2764\ufe0f\u201d— samsmith (@samsmith) 1585576800
Sam isn't the first artist to push back a release because of the current state of the world. Fellow Oscar-winning popstar Lady Gaga had to postpone the release of her highly-anticipated sixth studio album Chromatica, which was originally scheduled to drop in April, to an unannounced date later this year due to the current pandemic.
"I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica," Gaga wrote in a statement she posted on her Twitter account. "I will announce a new 2020 release date soon. This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right for me to release this album with all that going on during this global pandemic."
While it sucks that we have to wait even longer to hear new material from some of our faves, there is one small bright side: once we make it on the other side of this uncertain global health ordeal and we do finally hear their new music, it's gonna hit so different and so good!!