Sam Smith Working on New Album, Shares Peek at Writing Process

Their last album was released in 2017.

The writing’s on the wall… and the floor?

Sam Smith announced on social media this week that they are working hard—or hardly working?—on their third studio album.

“Writing my third album like…,” the 27-year-old British singer-songwriter captioned a photo of their unconventional creative process, spread-eagle on the floor in shorts and socks. Lay them down, indeed.

Smith also shared some photos from the recording studio, where, yes, they do require coffee.

This upcoming album may just be their most honest and heartfelt yet. Smith, who had previously come out as nonbinary and genderqueer, announced last month on social media that they now prefer to be addressed with gender-neutral pronouns: “I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM… after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.”

But will they also embrace a new song inspired by their huge crush on Harry Styles?

Smith released their Grammy-winning debut album, In the Lonely Hour, in 2014. Their sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, followed in 2017.

Smith dropped a video for their latest single, “How Do You Sleep?,” in July. Directed by Grant Singer with fierce choreography by Parris Goebel, the video shows Smith unleashing their “inner dancing queen,” serving major steps and voguing poses alongside shirtless male dancers.

“I felt quite restricted by my performance for many years, actually,” Smith confessed in behind-the-scenes footage. “I think recently with coming to terms with my sexuality even more than I ever have and my gender more than I have, I think I felt this freedom to start moving in a way that’s just more confident.”

Smith also teamed up with Judy star Renée Zellweger to record “Get Happy,” one of Judy Garland’s most beloved songs, for the new biopic’s soundtrack.

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