Sam Smith is recording a new album.
The 29-year-old pop star hasn’t released a record since ‘Love Goes’ in late 2020 but is said to be back in the studio and “enjoying” creating what is said to be a “surprise” for fans.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Sam is back in the studio and really enjoying the creative process again. fans.”
The source went on to say that the “Stay With Me” hitmaker was in Los Angeles to record and plans to release the album later this year.
The insider added, “Sam has been in LA for weeks recording new songs, so the project isn’t finished yet, but the plan is for the album to come out this year.”
The source also added that while the singer-songwriter – famous for crafting emotional lyrics – is sticking to the traditional style in some ways and will include “classic ballads”, the album is set to take a new direction in a musical sense.
Musically, it’s partly a new direction, but lyrically, Sam still draws on his personal experiences. And of course, a cut of classic ballads will be there!”
The star is known to have drawn inspiration from personal circumstances to help with songwriting and had a string of short romances, including with furniture designer boyfriend Francois Rocci and now close friend Jonathan Zeizel after they met in 2014, but now prefers to keep quiet about private matters.
Speaking in 2015, Sam said: “I made a mistake posting pictures of us on Instagram and making it look more serious than it was. I learned I had to wait before I start involving the public.”