Sam Smith surprised fans on Tuesday (May 24) by dropping brief teaser for their upcoming collaboration with none other than Madonna.
The electrifying clip posted to the pop star’s social media accounts starts out with a blank screen before Smith’s voice cuts through the black to pronounce “Sam and…” — at which point, Madonna cuts in to tantalizingly whisper her name. The duo then repeat the declaration twice more before the teaser abruptly ends.
Smith chose not to include a caption or any other information about the forthcoming track, but even without a release date or title, fans and famous friends flocked to the singer’s replies to react to the sure-to-be-iconic team-up with Her Madgesty.
“LETS F-KIN GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,” wrote Ryan Tedder in all caps on Instagram while music video director Jake Wilson exclaimed, “UM WHATTTTTTT.” Over on Twitter, Smith’s followers declared, “This is about to be a banger,” “THIS DUO OMFG!!!!!” and “Oh bawww laawwwwd the scream i just scrumt.”
Smith released their most recent album Gloria in late January. The studio set was preceded by singles “Love Me More,” “Unholy” featuring Kim Petras and “Gimme,” while on the day of its unveiling, the pop star dropped the defiant music video for fourth single, “I’m Not Here to Make Friends.”
Meanwhile, Madonna is currently prepping her upcoming The Celebration Tour on the heels of releasing Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones last year. The hits-only trek marking the icon’s fortieth anniversary in the music industry will commence July 15 in Vancouver.
Watch the teaser for Smith’s mystery track with Madonna below.
— SAM SMITH (@samsmith) May 24, 2023