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If you’ve been on TikTok lately, chances are you’ve come across a Sam Smith track that’s only labeled “Original Sound”. With a harrowing but sultry chorus that includes the lyrics “Mommy don’t know daddy’s getting hot at the body shop / Doing something unholy,” the song has become the perfect choice for videos depicting everything from thirst traps to Breakups (and everything). in between).
The song in question is called “Unholy” and will be released on September 22nd. With Kim Petras, it is currently available for pre-save. The track originally went viral after Smith shared clips of himself and Petras dancing to it on TikTok, sparking a new dance trend.
little dance we did @Kim Petras
♬ Original sound – Sam Smith
“It’s like the best song I’ve ever played on,” Petras continued Twitter Shortly after Smith shared the first snippets of “Unholy” in August.
Smith’s most recent release was an ode to self-love called “Love Me More,” which was released in April, along with a music video. In the YouTube comments, Smith wrote that the single “feels like the perfect way to start this new chapter with you. It took a lifetime to express that kind of joy and honesty in my music and I’m so lucky to have you all here with me.” They continued, “[W]Welcome to the beginning of a new era. That will be funny.”
Her last album “Love Goes” was released in October 2020. They’re also currently working on a new album, and told Billboard in August that the upcoming project will swap their usual heartbreaking power ballads for a sunnier perspective. “I think joy is a pretty dangerous place for me and for a lot of queer people,” they said. “We’re all masters of pain, and I think it’s actually a very brave act to step into the strange joy of it all.”