Sam Smith and Kim Petras have teamed up on a new track, ‘Unholy’ – you can listen to it below.The throbbing, synth-heavy collaboration serves as the lead single from Smith’s upcoming fourth studio album. “Mummy don’t know daddy’s getting hot/ At the body shop/ Doing something Unholy,” its choral hook goes.“‘Unholy’ was made in Jamaica and was one of the most glorious creative moments I’ve ever had as an artist,” Smith explained of the song. “I’ve never had so much fun making a record.”They continued: “It was so cathartic and freeing to experiment like this and throw out the rule book.
It has also been an honour to work with Kim and get to witness her brilliance. This song is about liberating oneself from the clutches of others’ secrets…”Petras, meanwhile, said she’s “such a big fan” of Smith. “It is cool to meet another artist who is a really good writer and has a vision that’s their own,” she added. “I had the best time in the studio with them.“They really believed in me and encouraged me to be totally myself.
I feel so honoured that they chose me to be on this song.”‘Unholy’ premiered on BBC Radio 1 last night (September 22) as ‘Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record In The World’.
Smith performed a solo live version of the single for the station – you can check out the video above.Details of Smith’s next studio album – including the release date, tracklist and cover artwork – are yet to emerge.Read more on nme.com