Sam Smith posted an emotional letter to his fans on Instagram ahead of The Thrill of It All’s release on Friday, discussing his pre-album release jitters.
“I’m freaking out because the album is out tomorrow,” he said, in the spoken letter he recorded at his home in London while drinking coffee. “But I’m excited for you to hear it. I’ve poured my heart and soul into every single line. And I just really wanted to take this time as well to thank you. Thank you for giving me that year and a half to be at home and write this album.”
He expressed his gratitude to fans for letting him do what he does every day.
“It means everything to me,” he said. “And you mean everything to me, and I mean that. So, thank you. I hope you like it, but please be honest if you don’t. But be kind at the same time. I don’t think my heart could take it.”
Listen to the whole recording below.