Sam Smith is bidding goodbye to singing the soulful part of pop music. Now, they are planning to sing more upbeat tracks through their follow-up album that is expected to land the charts in 2020.
The 2020 album will be the twin of their 2017 album, "The Thrill of It All." The 'How Do You Sleep?' singer also confirmed during an interview in the Zach Sang Show that the tracks will be more pop-vibe compared to their previous album with several ballad songs.
Recently, the singer professed as gender-neutral and asked the public to use 'they' instead of 'he' when referring to them.
Along with this declaration is his confirmation that they have recently shown their side that no one has ever seen, including their family and friends. It also helped the singer to finally do more about pop music, which is the thing they have been dreaming of doing..
Following the post about their preferred pronouns, Smith 'came out' for the second time during their speech at Attitude Awards. Before giving their speech, Smith called Dustin Lance Black's attention, whom they had an issue with during the 2016 Oscars.
Smith made the environment a little lighter by assuring Black that he did not have to say sorry about their previous issue. They jokingly said they have taken notes, so they would not make mistakes in front of the mass again. This also helped the singer to take a step forward into finding what they want for themselves instead of focusing on the past.
Furthermore, Smith revealed that their recent collaboration with Normani in "Dancing With a Stranger" has pushed them to pursue their dream in the music industry.
In addition to the inspiration, their 2018 collaboration with Calvin Harris, 'Promises,' inspired them and woke up the version of them that helped the singer to get back into the studio and start writing songs again. They compared the feeling to a wind where they found a wave, and it was smooth-sailing.
Dancing with a Stranger, on the other hand, was a therapy made by Smith for themselves after the hard break-up. The song was something the listeners could dance and cry to at the same time. Their best writing flow suddenly came out, and that started the fire to produce the untitled 2020 album.
Smith previously said they loved listening to their songs before the release. However, accoridng to them, 'something' died once the tracks circulated in the community. They felt like every song became unfamiliar after the production, but thanks to the previous works, that finally inspired them to get out of the comfort zone through the upcoming album.
Ahead of the release, Smith recently collaborated with Renée Zellweger for a rendition of "Get Happy" for Rupert Goold's movie, "Judy." The song was famously performed by Judy Garland in 1950 film "Summer Stock", and it was a really big hit during her time.
This Smith-Zellweger team successfully released the "Judy The Original Soundtrack" album last September 27.