Sam Smith's Vocal Nightmare
After weeks of teasing and subtle hints, it's official: Sam Smith and Madonna have joined forces for an exciting new collaboration called "Vulgar." The Queen of Pop took to Instagram to make the announcement, sharing a black and white graphic featuring their intertwined initials, S&M. While details remain scarce, fans can expect the release of the single on June 9.
In Madonna's Instagram post, she provided a tantalizing glimpse of what's to come, but it left fans craving more. Sam Smith, however, graciously shared a snippet of the track, which captivated listeners with its campy and theatrical strings, building anticipation for the full release.
This isn't the first time Sam Smith and Madonna have crossed paths. In a memorable Grammy moment, Madonna presented Smith and Kim Petras with an award for their collaboration on "Unholy" – a hyper-pop tinged dance pop anthem that takes listeners on mysterious nocturnal adventures. The lyrics, "Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot, at the body shop, doin' something unholy," leave little doubt that cocoa butter isn't the primary focus of these escapades.
Hints about the collaboration between Sam Smith and Madonna surfaced on Twitter, intriguing fans. A cryptic black and white video shared by Smith with the words "Sam and Madonna" left followers speculating about their plans. Shortly after, a post hinted at a surprise in store for Smith's Manchester show on May 24, possibly involving Madonna.
However, despite the anticipation, the surprise appearance failed to materialize, leaving disappointed fans in its wake. To make matters worse, Smith had to cancel the Manchester and Glasgow gigs after experiencing sudden vocal issues, cutting short the performances.
Addressing the unfortunate turn of events, Smith released a heartfelt statement expressing their disappointment and apologizing to fans. Having recently overcome a virus and delivered remarkable shows throughout Europe, Smith was excited to deliver an unforgettable performance in Manchester, promising a special surprise.
During the third song, the artist faced voice problems and had to leave the stage without finishing the show. Despite efforts to recover, their voice issues persisted, causing deep remorse.