Last year, Smith won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Writing’s On the Wall,” their contribution to the James Bond film Spectre. Smith’s last full-length, his debut In the Lonely Hour, was released back in 2014.
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Sam Smith released the trailer to his album.
Talking to The Herald Sun, Smith explained how the album will feature an opinionated perspective on sexuality. “It was important for me to speak about my views on that issue on this album instead of just being about love and relationships,” he said. “I am a 25-year-old with opinions.”
He also revealed that his music is meant to have a greater impact. “That’s what I’m doing this for,” he explained. “The press and the inner city is one thing, but I’m really just trying to reach the kids in the middle of nowhere. Like me. I grew up in a village in the middle of nowhere. I turned to George Michael, he was my escape. His words were my escape. That’s what I want to try and be.”
In a Twitter message directly to fans, Smith also explained his joy with Thrill. “I’m so excited for you to hear it,” he said. “I’ve poured my heart and soul into every single line.”