Grammy- and Oscar-winning recording artist Sam Smith officially set a date for their 3rd studio album.
To Crave, which shares a name with the album’s single, will arrive this May 1, the vocalist exposed on Thursday ahead of the debut of their main music video for “To Die For.”
” I’m more happy with this album than anything I’ve ever done,” they tweeted of the news. “I’ve truly set myself complimentary the last 2 years whilst composing this & I hope you can dance and associate with these stories. It’s all for you, constantly xx.”
In the previous year, Smith, 27, informed their legions of fans on social networks that they changed their pronouns to the gender non-binary they/them. Smith wrote to their 14.5 million Instagram followers at the time, “After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I have actually decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”
Smith released The Excitement of It All, their second album, in 2017 and tape-recorded the ballad “ Fire on Fire” for the Netflix release of Watership Down in2018 In 2015, they dropped a remix of Donna Summertime’s “I Feel Love,” discussing that the 1977 hit “followed me to every dance floor in every queer area from the minute I started clubbing. This song to me is an anthem of our neighborhood and it was an [honor] and most significantly a lot fun to have a go at it.”
In preparation of the brand-new album’s first music video, the “How Do You Sleep?” vocalist established a pop-up wig shop in London that bears the single’s name, To Crave. The locale will also play host to a special occasion for the release of the video on Friday.
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