Universal Music South Africa is proud to announce that Sam Smith’s long-awaited sophomore album ‘The Thrill of It All’, available for purchase from today Friday, 03 November 2017.
South Africa celebrated the release of this exciting album with an exclusive listening experience last night (Thursday, 02 November 2017), courtesy of Universal Music South Africa, in partnership with Jacaranda FM. The event was hosted by Jacaranda FM’s Breakfast Show DJ Martin Bester, at the WITS Planetarium in Braamfontein.
Guests enjoyed the 14-track special edition, under the stars at the WITS Planetarium. Everyone in attendance was asked to kindly turn off their phones to experience a taste of the album without any distractions.
It has been just over three years since Sam Smith’s debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ was released, making him one of the biggest acts on the planet with over 12.5 million global album sales and garnering him an array of impressive awards, which include an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, three Brit Awards and four Grammy’s, to name a few.
The highly anticipated album sees Smith working alongside close friend and longterm collaborator Jimmy Napes and the likes of Timbaland, Malay, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd and Stargate. The album also sees Smith collaborate with unsigned artist, YEBBA on a breath-taking track titled ‘No Peace’.
‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, the debut single off the new album, saw global success hitting #1 in the UK and Global Spotify Charts, #1 in the UK and US iTunes charts and entering the official UK charts at #1, making it Sam’s sixth UK number one single.
Last night, a few hours before the release of the album, Sam Smith posted ‘A letter to my beautiful fans’, where he opens up about how nervous and excited he is for the album release. He expresses his appreciation to his fans for allowing him to take a year and a half years off in order to pour his heart and soul into this album.
- Too Good At Goodbyes
- Say It First
- One Last Song
- Midnight Train
- Baby, You Make Me Crazy
- No Peace (feat. YEBBA)
- Nothing Left For You
- The Thrill Of It All
- One Day At A Time
Digital copies of the album ‘The Thrill of It All’ are available for purchase on iTunes and Apple Music, Google Play and other digital platforms. Physical copies are available from your nearest music store.
The album is currently available digitally here: https://umgafrica.lnk.to/SamSTTOTA