Sam Smith has given us a very brief taster of their new single How Do You Sleep?, which will be available to download and across streaming services on 19 July.
The small clip sounds sunlike anything Sam Smith has done before, and certainly hints at being an upbeat pop bop.
What’s more, just one look at the songwriting credits indicates that we are in for something very special indeed.
Sam co-wrote the track with Savan Kotecha, Max Martin and Ilya.
Their previous credits include huge hits from the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Adele.
How Do You Sleep? will serve as the follow-up to Sam’s previous single Dancing with a Stranger, which was a duet with Normani.
The sultry anthem – which was a change in direction for the British singer-songwriter – has become of the year’s standout hits, peaking at No.3 in the UK and No. 7 in the US.
There’s no word yet if this is all leading to Sam’s third studio album later in the year, but it comes a few months after they officially rounded off their The Thrill Of It All Tour in South Africa back in April.
Earlier this year, Sam spoke openly for the first time about identifying as non-binary.
“I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind. I do think like a woman sometimes, in my head,” Sam said. “Sometimes I’ve questioned ‘Do I want a sex change?’ and it’s something I still think about, like: ‘Do I want to?’
“But I don’t think it is. When I saw the words ‘non-binary’ and ‘genderqueer’ and I read into it and I heard this people speaking, I was like ‘Fuck, that’s me.’”
When asked to define what genderqueer meant to them, Smith said: “Non-binary genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of different things, you are your own special creation. That’s how I take it. I’m not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum.”
Smith also applied this thinking to sexuality, saying: “I’ve been with too many straight men to know that not everyone who says they are straight are fully straight. You fall in love with people, not genitals.”