Sam Smith returns with new single Love Me More after a two-year hiatus
It’s been two years since Sam Smith released a record, but we can reveal the superstar is back with an upbeat new single.
The velvet-voiced singer releases Love Me More, which promises a celebratory, celebratory sound and should guarantee a return to the charts.
They’ve been spotted letting loose on the dance floor lately as London’s post-pandemic club scene kicks back into gear and it looks like they’re bringing the vibe to the track’s video.
We’re told Sam wants to recreate the same parties they’ve been to at queer hotspot The Vauxhall Tavern in the capital, celebrating freedom and love.
A pal said: “Sam is super excited to make a long-awaited comeback and feels the time is right.
“They’re all about love, laughter and being able to get out and dance again and want that to reflect in their music after a tough few years. Of course Sam will also keep his classic sound, but expect Love Me More has an anthemic, danceable feel to it.
“The video is filming later this month, and the single should be out soon after.”
At the height of the pandemic in 2020, Sam opened up about how much they missed going out, telling Vogue, “I miss dancing more than anything, I find it so therapeutic to dance.
“I love clubbing, I moved to London when I was 19 and spent a few years at Vauxhall, finding myself dancing, having a good time.
“For me to be in queer spaces like this is so powerful and wonderful and that’s how I found myself when I moved to London.”
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Last month it was revealed that Sam was in Los Angeles to record new music for their upcoming album, which is due to follow later this year.
After Sam’s latest record, Love Goes, released in late 2020, was the singer’s first album to not go to No1 — stall at No2 — we hope the sequel lives up to their initial success. . .
WE’re guessing supermodel Heidi Klum doesn’t spend too much time at an American diner, but at least she’s got a taste of the action in this Moschino tracksuit.
The star, who was on the set of America’s Got Talent, posted a photo of herself, captioned, “I want what’s on my tracksuit.” Someone driving?
WILL SMITH’s shocking stage slap to Chris Rock certainly put the cat among the pigeons with the organizers of tonight’s Grammy Awards.
We hear the big bosses of America’s biggest music event, taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, have gone all out to make sure there’s no chance anyone’s copying Will, isn’t it.
Stage security has been doubled, and on-site staff are reviewing the running order with a fine-toothed comb so there are no surprises or jokes that might cause offense.
Our music mole tells us, “There have been frantic meetings all week to make sure the show is going well and that there are no controversial scenes.
“The organizers had enough trouble getting the show off the ground with the pandemic to contend with, so adding it to the mix was a huge pressure. . .
“All attendees know there is a strict code of conduct and if they don’t follow it they will be expelled.”
Strictly Rose is gong ho
STRICTLY Come Dancing winner Rose Ayling-Ellis is receiving an MBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The EastEnders actress, who plays Frankie Lewis on the BBC soap, won Strictly with professional partner Giovanni Pernice last year as the first deaf person to contest it.
She is now part of a gong for services to the deaf community, thanks to her ballroom triumph over BBC’s Strictly. His performances – including one with a silent section – caused enrollment in sign language classes to skyrocket.
Sources reveal that Rose has now been chosen for an honor. One said: “His success on Strictly shone a light on the deaf community in a way that exceeded everyone’s expectations.
“Not only did she raise awareness of the challenges faced by deaf people, but she was a true inspiration to them, especially young people. She really broke boundaries.
Her appearance on the show sparked a huge spike in interest in sign language – with one company offering BSL lessons reporting a 2,000% increase in sign-ups.
She later claimed that the reaction from the deaf community was her “proudest moment”.
JERMAINE JENAS would love to show off his fancy footwork on Strictly Come Dancing.
At the Quantus NFT Gallery launch, the ex-footballer and One Show host said: “I’ll do Strictly. But I just want to focus on TV right now and my family life too, more than anything. something else.
IDRIS ELBA has long been speculated as a candidate to replace Daniel Craig as the last James Bond, but he insists he is now too old.
The actor, who turns 50 this year, is adamant his days of villain hunting are behind him.
But he conceded he could be a villain in producer Barbara Broccoli’s spy movies.
He said: “I’m 50 this year. Let’s say you sign up for three movies – nobody wants to see Bond chase or beat up guys when he’s 60. I’m probably too old to take on the role now.
But he added: “If there was a chance to be involved and the role suited me, why not? It would be amazing to be a Bond villain.
Over to you, Barbara.
IF Idris Elba gets his wish to be a Bond villain, he could come face to face with a Peaky Blinder.
Kingsley Ben-Adir, who starred on the hit BBC gangster show as Colonel Ben Younger, is in the running to be 007.
He won a GQ award last year for Breakthrough Actor and was nominated for EE Bafta Rising Star.
Kingsley, right, is making waves in Hollywood by playing the villain in the new Marvel show Secret Invasion, as well as reggae legend Bob Marley in an upcoming biopic.
A source said: “Kingsley is a bold and exciting choice.
“He’s British, hugely talented and handsome. At 36, he’s the perfect age to take over from Bond for another decade.
Caught Live 1: Madness
Two-tone heroes Madness are slowly approaching their fifth decade as a band, but they’re still a compelling live proposition.
The Camden Collective arrived for their Teenage Cancer Trust gig with a stack of era-defining singles and quickly got the party started.
One Step Beyond transformed the Royal Albert Hall into a sea of restless limbs and skanking shuffles.
Frontman Suggs led the ensuing mayhem with a trademark twinkle in his eye, delivering the kitchen sink vignettes of Emarrassment and My Girl as if they were written yesterday.
The irresistible hooks of House Of Fun, Baggy Trousers and Our House reminded us why they remain the calling cards of the Nutty Boys and ensured that demand for an encore was so strong that the iconic 150-year-old house was almost literally knocked down .
Night Boat To Cairo concluded a 75 minute show of sheer, pure and brilliant madness.
Caught Live 2: Tom Walker
TOM WALKER’s latest gig saw him perform at a packed Omeara club in London last week.
The singer-songwriter – British Breakthrough Artist at the Brits in 2019 – beamed as fans sang along to his best-known tunes.
They were also applauding his new music like the WEEKND-esque Serotonin, which he promised to release very soon.
Tom, who has dedicated many songs to his fiancée Annie, also performed the new track Universal Love, which we can see as a festival staple.
We can’t wait to see what else he has planned for the months to come.
ORF YOUR HEAD, GOLDA
BRIDGERTON actress Golda Rosheuvel has lifted the lid on her wildly hedonistic past.
Golda, who plays Queen Charlotte, inset, in the Netflix drama toffs, said: ‘I did a lot of drugs and was a party animal.
“I used to go to (London club) Heaven on a Friday night and end up at Turner’s on a Sunday morning. It was hard. »
She told online women’s magazine Bustle how she turned to alcohol and drugs as she struggled with her biracial identity as an actress.
She said: “Identity is such an important thing for biracial people and myself as a woman.
I played stereotypical black roles. There’s nothing wrong with these as long as they have a compelling storyline. But I had to understand how the industry saw me. It took a lot of practice, a lot of mistakes, a lot of drugs and alcohol to numb the pain.
STACEY DOOLEY discovered she was good with a whip when she met a dominatrix for her latest TV show.
Stacey, who learned how to wield it from 70-year-old Mistress Sofia, said as she patted a pillow, “I found my talent! I feel like I’m pretty good at it. »
Despite her talent, she later admitted she could never top her boyfriend, former Strictly dancer Kevin Clifton.
The TV host, who was filming for the W series Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, said: “I don’t think I would be a very good dom, absolutely not with Kev! He would think I’ve lost my mind! This is so not my scene. I can’t imagine anything worse.
I can imagine that’s a huge relief for Kevin.