Sam Smith has announced the release of his new single. The follow-up to the globally successful ‘Dancing With A Stranger’, his new track is titled ‘How Do You Sleep?’ and it’s set for release on 19 July, through Capitol Records. You can check out a snippet of the track below.
HOW DO YOU SLEEP?
July 19th pic.twitter.com/P0bEltaW2C
— Sam Smith (@samsmith) July 10, 2019
Before Smith announced the release of ‘How Do You Sleep?’ earlier today, Mike Adam of New York radio station NEW102.7 revealed the song is co-written with Max Martin, ILYA and Savan Kotecha, the latter of which shared the post to his followers.
‘How Do You Sleep?’ marks the first time Smith has worked with all three of these famous songwriters/producers. Martin has written UK No. 1s including ‘…Baby One More Time’ by Britney Spears and Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’, with Kotecha responsible for chart-toppers such as One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and Ariana Grande’s recent smash, ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.’
Smith has been teasing the announcement on social media over the past few weeks. A new Instagram account that follows the artist only has nine posts, one with song lyrics and others talking about insomnia. Smith himself follows the account, which links to a mysterious website.
Released in January by Capitol Records, Smith’s previous single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ – featuring Normani was a huge global hit and received a swathe of critical praise. Hailing it as a “Song You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone described it as “deliciously retro” and noted, “Their soulful, understated delivery suggests a moody narrative of two people looking to get an ex off their mind, falling into the arms of someone exciting, nameless and new.”
Calling it “one of the first genuinely great songs of 2019,” Idolator noted, “They expertly capture the frustration and loneliness of heartbreak, bottling it and presenting it as something both deeply personal and infinitely relatable.” Entertainment Weekly observed, “Sam Smith and Normani have teamed up to soundtrack your weekend festivities.”
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