Today, Sam Smith debuts an acoustic version of their latest single, “To Die For,” along with an ambient visual, available to watch HERE. Download/stream the acoustic version HERE. Filmed and recorded live in Los Angeles, this version sees the single stripped down to a piano and cello, with Smith’s vocals front and center in a sentimental performance reminiscent of their earliest releases. The original version was released on Valentine’s day alongside the profound Grant Singer- directed video and the announcement of Smith’s long-awaited third album, To Die For, out May 1 on Capitol Records.
Opening with a sample from the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko, the new track pairs soaring strings and evocative piano with Smith’s distinctive vocals and the plaintive confession, “I just want somebody to die for.”