Sam Smith Says They 'Definitely' Had Coronavirus, But Never Got Tested
Written by Huffingtonpost on April 17, 2020
Sam Smith has spent the previous few weeks on the mend with what they consider was COVID-19, the illness attributable to the coronavirus.
In a brand new interview, the four-time Grammy winner mentioned they exhibited COVID-19 signs whereas self-isolating with their sister in London, however by no means bought formally examined.
“I’m simply going to imagine that I did as a result of the whole lot I’ve learn utterly pointed to that,” Smith instructed Apple Music’s Zane Lowe over FaceTime on Thursday. “So yeah, I feel I positively had it. After which as quickly as I had it, my sister 5 days after me began getting the identical signs.”
Whereas Smith didn’t give a precise timeline for the sickness, they mentioned it struck about two weeks earlier than the U.Okay. was critically affected by the coronavirus. The siblings then determined to hunker down collectively as a way to reduce the probabilities of infecting their members of the family.
“I’ve bought an older nan and stuff, so we didn’t need to threat something,” they added.
Although Smith is now feeling higher, the pandemic has had a big influence on the singer-songwriter’s inventive endeavors.
Previous to the outbreak, their third album had been slated for a Might 1 launch underneath the title “To Die For.” Final month, they introduced the album could be renamed and postponed till someday later this yr.
Of their interview with Lowe, Smith mentioned the album would drop “at any time when this all calms down or at any time when it feels proper,” however didn’t specify a brand new title.
Fortunately for followers, Thursday marked the discharge of “I’m Prepared,” Smith’s new single and video with Demi Lovato, which they described as “2020 ABBA.”
And evidently self-isolation has boosted Smith’s inventive vitality. Even with the forthcoming album on maintain indefinitely, they’ve already begun to work on new music.
“I’ve bought an album title for album 4 and I simply know the vibe I would like,” they mentioned. “I simply need it to be attractive — actually, actually attractive. I would like it to be the album that you could placed on and you’ll have an entire night time fucking to otherwise you could be within the bar and also you take heed to it. Are you aware what I imply?”
Catch the video for “I’m Prepared” beneath.
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