Sam Smith Is the Latest Artist to Delay a New Music Drop

Their forthcoming record won't be called "To Die For" anymore, either.

It was nice knowing you, To Die For.

Sam Smith has joined a handful of out musical acts in postponing the release of new music amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the “How Do You Sleep?” singer took to Twitter to announce the delayed drop—and COVID-19-friendly rebrand—of To Die For, their third studio album.

“I have done a lot of thinking the last few weeks and feel that the title of my album and imminent release doesn’t feel right, so I have come to the decision to continue working on the album and make some important changes and additions,” Smith wrote, adding that they will be “renaming my album and pushing back the release date—both of which are to be confirmed at this time.”

“Don’t worry though, there will be an album this year, I promise!” the singer, who came out as nonbinary last fall, said. “But until then I am still going to bring out some new music over the next few months, which I’m incredibly excited about.”

Smith’s news comes less than a week after Lady Gaga delayed the release of Chromatica, her highly anticipated sixth album.

In the meantime, we’ll continue streaming Gaga’s “Stupid Love” and Smith’s “To Die For”—the newly released acoustic version, of course. Hey, look on the bright side. We’re all social distancing or self-quarantining, so let those tears flow!

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