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Sam Smith renames and delays upcoming album

Sam Smith performs during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert at The Forum in Inglewood. Picture: Reuters

Sam Smith performs during iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert at The Forum in Inglewood. Picture: Reuters

Published Mar 31, 2020

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Sam Smith is renaming and delaying their upcoming third album, as the original name - "To Die For" - "doesn't feel right" amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

The "Too Good At Goodbyes" hitmaker was due to release their new album - which was originally titled "To Die For" - on June 5, but they have now announced they will be making changes to the record as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sam says the name of the album "doesn't feel right" amid the current global health crisis - in which over 36 000 people have lost their lives - and insisted they will be making some "important changes and additions" to the record before it is released.

In an Instagram post, Sam revealed: "I have done a lot of thinking the last few weeks and feel 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."

The 27-year-old singer insisted the album will still be released this year, but they don't have a confirmed date as of the time of writing.

They added: "I 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! But until then I am still going to bring out some new music over the next few months, which I'm incredibly excited about."

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To my wonderful fans... x

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A post shared by Sam Smith(@samsmith) on Mar 30, 2020 at 6:59am PDT

Meanwhile, Sam recently said they were self-isolating after coming down with a "bit of a headache", but told fans they were "alright" despite the "weird" state of the world.

They said: "Hello everyone! This is a weird, weird, weird time, oh my gosh, very, very strange.

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"I'm currently in my house. I have got a bit of a headache and I have allergies but I think I'm alright. But I wanted to stay in just to be safe.

"This is a weird time. I wanted to reach out to every one of you right now, and send my love. I really really hope you're okay and I hope you're mentally alright."

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