Sam Smith Prefaces Full Album Release with ‘Queer Love Hymn’ ‘Gloria’

HOLLYWOOD—Award-winning musician Sam Smith releases “Gloria,” the title track from their highly-anticipated album. The multi-platinum, GRAMMY®, BRIT, Golden Globe, and Oscar-winning artist/songwriter wrote the song in lockdown, finished it with folk/blues musician Foy Vance, and produced alongside Jimmy Napes and David Odlum.

Smith recorded “Gloria” with the local choir London Voices in the church they attended as a child, St Mary’s Church in Saffron Walden, Essex, a site with Middle Ages roots.

Smith characterizes the new song as, “my queer love hymn, saying life is a song to Gloria, the thing I can’t put a word to. I don’t know if it’s nature or a feminine energy inside me that I’m setting free.”

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Set for release on January 27 via Capitol Records, “Gloria” is Smith’s fourth studio album. Fans who pre-order the digital edition will instantly receive “Gloria” plus “Gimme” featuring Koffee and Jessie Reyez, which Billboard hailed as “a lush, dancehall riff,” and the GRAMMY®-nominated, RIAA-certified Platinum single “Unholy” featuring Kim Petras, which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and four weeks atop the UK Official Singles Chart.

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With over one billion combined global streams to date, “Unholy” has spent 50 days at the top of the Global Spotify chart, topped the Apple and Shazam global tallies, and was hailed as one of the best songs of 2022 by critics from Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Billboard, Esquire, and a slew of other publications.

Smith has over 37 million adjusted album sales, 276 million single sales, and 50 billion lifetime streams to his credit.

In their illustrious career, Smith has been a four-time GRAMMY® winner who also owns two Guinness World Records: the most consecutive weeks in the United States and the most consecutive weeks in the U.K. Top 10 Album Chart for their 2014 debut, “In the Lonely Hour” and for having the first James Bond theme to reach No. 1 in the United Kingdom charts for “Writing’s on the Wall,” which won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

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Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of Gloria The Tour, which will kick off on July 25. Visit for additional details and full itinerary.

Listen to “Gloria” through this link and follow Sam Smith in his social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok of head to his official Website.