Lorde Swoons Over Sam Smith's 'Hot Pants' in Adorable Exchange

Sam Smith and Lorde
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Sam Smith and Lorde attend the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 23, 2014 in Los Angeles.

We know Sam Smith is working on the follow-up to his smash 2014 debut In the Lonely Hour with producer Timbaland. But, aside from a few studio pics he's shared, that's about all we know so far.

Smith peeled back the curtain just a tad on Tuesday morning (Aug. 29), sharing a rehearsal photo in which he's holding a microphone in a provocative spot and staring intently at the camera. 

His pal Lorde got excited, replying "OK hot pants."

At which point Sam remembered that despite getting hit with the flu and not being able to sing at Sunday night's (Aug. 27) 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, Lorde slayed with her interpretive dance routine.

While fans are likely loving the superstars' friendly exchange, what we want to know is, what the heck is Sam rehearsing for? Perhaps his pic is the first sign that new music isn't far away -- whatever's coming, at least Smith has some cool (Lorde-approved) pants to go with it.

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