AceShowbiz - Following the release of "Too Good at Goodbyes" and "Pray", Sam Smith unleashed a new track entitled "Burning" on October 26. The track will be included in his upcoming album "The Thrill of It All," which is set to be released on November 3 via Capitol.
Co-written by Steve Fitzmaurice and Jimmy Napes, "Burning" is built with melancholic piano melodies as Sam showcases his heavenly voice. "I've been burning/ Yes, I've been burning/ Such a burden," he rhymes. "This flame on my chest/ No insurance to pay for the damage/ Yeah, I've been burning up since you left."
In an interview with BBC Radio, the "Leave Your Lover" hitmaker revealed that the new track was his favorite track off his upcoming album and the most personal song he's ever written in his life. "The song is actually my favorite song from the album and it's the most personal song I've ever written in my life," he said. "I was going through a really tough time last year. I live in London, and I went through a breakup. And I dealt with the breakup in a bad way, and I was just going out way too much."
"I let everything go in that song," he continued. "And that song to me is about fame as well and the responsibilities I felt and the pressure and my relationship with my voice and how I was a bit rebellious last year. It's about self-destruction, that song."
On the same day as the album's release, Sam will also debut an exclusive documentary via Apple Music. The movie, entitled "On the Record: Sam Smith - The Thrill of It All," will feature interviews and behind-the-scenes footage highlighting the success of his debut album "In the Lonely Hour," and how it impacted his life, his work and his new album. Timbaland, Poo Bear and Jimmy Napes will also make appearances in the movie.