Sam Smith Changes Name Of ‘To Die For’ Album, Pushes Release Date During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Musician Sam Smith pushed back the release date and changed the name of his new album.

The album, originally titled “To Die For,” was supposed to be released June 5, according to a report published Monday by Entertainment Tonight. The new release date has not been released.

Smith made the announcement on his social media account.

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“To my wonderful fans, firstly I want to send love and strength to everyone who has been affected by this situation,” Smith said. “I hope you are all alright during this incredibly weird, upsetting and unprecedented time. I have done a lot of thinking the last few weeks and feel that 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.” (RELATED: Lady Gaga Says Upcoming Album ‘Chromatica’ Postponed Due To Coronavirus, Reveals Secret Coachella Set Plan)

“I will be renaming my album and pushing back the release date – both of which are to be confirmed at this time,” Smith continued. “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 new few months, which I’m incredibly excited about.”

Well, Smith isn’t the first musician to push back new music release. Lady Gaga recently postponed the release of her album “Chromatica.” I understand the thought process behind postponing the release of new music due to coronavirus, but still. It could be good to have new music to listen to while we’re all stuck inside.

Smith’s latest single “How Do You Sleep?” was so good and I’m really looking forward to this new album. Hopefully we get it sooner, rather than later.