Sam Smith - Gloria LP
Coming of Age Fourth Studio Album Serves as Superstar Singer/Songwriter's Boldest Statement to Date
2023 Grammy Award-Winner for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Unholy")
Following the global success of the unstoppable single "Unholy" featuring pop diva Kim Petras, British pop, soul and R&B superstar Sam Smith delivers their fourth studio album, Gloria. Made with longtime collaborators Jimmy Napes, Stargate and Max Martin stablemate ILYA, Gloria is not only a creative revelation but something of a personal revolution for the celebrated artist. Lyrically, the subjects dive deep and wide, into contemporary narratives around sex, lies, passion, self-expression and imperfection. Smith says, "It feels like emotional, sexual and spiritual liberation. It was beautiful, with this album, to sing freely again. Oddly, it feels like my first-ever record. And it feels like a coming of age." Recorded in Jamaica, Los Angeles and London, Gloria is the dazzling, sumptuous, sophisticated, unexpected and at times thrilling, edgy sound of Sam's creative heart today. The sound of constricting shackles crashing to the floor, of boundaries joyfully breached, of a still-searching talent discovering what it means to be truly free.