According to Variety, Sam Smith is gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album — and first in almost two-and-a-half years. After teasing fans with “Love Me More” earlier this year and keeping their appetites sated with “Unholy” a few weeks ago, the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer will bless us with a new full-length, Gloria, at the top of next year. Set to release on January 27, 2023 via Capital Records, Gloria is described in a new announcement as “not only a creative revelation but something of a personal revolution for the celebrated artist.” The statement goes on to note that, “Lyrically, the subjects dive deep and wide, into contemporary narratives around sex, lies, passion, self-expression, and imperfection.” Smith seems to echo this sentiment. “It feels like emotional, sexual, and spiritual liberation,” they say in their own statement about the upcoming release. “It was beautiful, with this album, to sing freely again. Oddly, it feels like my first-ever record. And it feels like a coming of age.” According to reports, Gloria was recorded between Jamaica, Los Angeles, and London, and was made alongside longtime collaborators, like Jimmy Napes, Stargate, and Ilya Salmanzadeh (a Swedish songwriter who came up as a protégé to pop super-producer Max Martin).