Friday 20 September 2019

Sam Smith unveils new album name and release date

The beloved singer-songwriter is back and fans have less than a month to wait for his new album.

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Sam Smith has revealed the title and release date for his hotly anticipated second album after teasing fans on social media.

The singer-songwriter’s record is called The Thrill Of It All and will be available from November 3.

Smith, 25, recently returned to the spotlight with single Too Good At Goodbyes, which went straight to number one in the singles charts and has remained there for three weeks.

The track is the lead single from his new album, a follow-up to his successful 2014 debut, In The Lonely Hour.

After teasing his 4.9 million followers they had just minutes to wait, the British star wrote on Twitter: “My beautiful fans, I am so so excited to finally share this news…

“My second album ‘The Thrill Of It All’ is yours Nov 3rd!!”

On Instagram, he shared the tracklisting for the record, which has 10 tracks with song titles including Say It First, Midnight Train and Him.

Along with the album reveal, Smith shared details of a North American live tour, set to take place from June 2018.

The musician has also unveiled another new track from the album, a ballad called Pray.

Smith has won a plethora of awards across his career, including an Oscar for his theme song to James Bond film Spectre – Writing’s On The Wall – and several Grammys and Brits.

Earlier this week, it was confirmed Smith will star in his own BBC Music Entertainment programme called Sam Smith At The BBC, following in the footsteps of singer-songwriter Adele.

During the one-off hour-long show he will perform new and old songs in front of a live audience and talk to host Fearne Cotton about his journey.

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