Sam Smith has released “Gloria,” the title track from their forthcoming album. Penned during lockdown, completed with folk/blues musician Foy Vance and produced it alongside Jimmy Napes and David Odlum, the stunning track features the local choir London Voices and was recorded at the church they attended as a child, St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden in Essex. Listen to it now below.
Smith – who will make their third appearance as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on January 21 – describes the 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 via Capitol Records, Gloria is Smith’s fourth studio album. Fans who pre-order the digital edition will instantly receive “Gloria” plus “Gimme” feat. Koffee and Jessie Reyez, which Billboard hailed as “a lush, dancehall riff,” and the GRAMMY®-nominated, RIAA-certified Platinum single “Unholy” feat. Kim Petras. Pre-order the album now HERE.
Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of Gloria The Tour, which will kick off on July 25. Tickets and tour dates can be found HERE.