Sam Smith is currently at a career-high, and they plan to maintain the momentum with a fresh record. Smith revealed the release date for Gloria, their fourth studio album, on Monday, October 17. Gloria is scheduled to arrive on January 27, 2023. The Gloria album cover was also revealed in the Instagram post that made the announcement.
“I am overjoyed to announce that my fourth album is called GLORIA. It will be yours on the 27th January 2023, and you can pre-order now,” the singer wrote in the post. “I’m feeling overwhelmed and emotional as I start to let go of Gloria and hand this work over to you. It has been magical in every way to make this piece of music and by giving this record to you I am giving you part of my heart and soul.”
Smith also mentioned how the album has helped them on a personal level. “Gloria got me through some dark times and was a beacon for me in my life. I hope it can be that for you. Thank you for waiting so long. Only a few months now.”
This week, “Unholy,” Smith’s most recent smash song with Kim Petras, set a new height and rose to no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the past, Smith’s songs “Stay With Me” and “Too Good At Goodbyes” peaked at no. 2 and no. 4, respectively, on the Hot 100. The artist hasn’t yet managed to land a number-one hit on the Billboard chart, though.
The success of “Unholy,” which has now surpassed all of Smith’s previous singles, makes now seem like the ideal time for them to announce and prepare for the release of a new album.