Sam Smith Makes Debut On ‘Colbert,’ Drops New Album ‘Love Goes’

British pop singer Sam Smith made an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” for the first ever time on Thursday, and performed a couple of songs from their new album Love Goes.

Sam performed “Diamonds” and “Kids Again,” accompanied by a live band and backup singers. They released the 17-track Love Goes album on Friday.

Love Goes, Sam’s third, was originally scheduled to be released in June under the title To Die For. However, the release got postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the title too was changed.

“I am sorry it’s taken a while,” Smith said in a statement. “But these unprecedented times gave me the room and space to fall in love with these songs all over again. After it all, I still believe love is the answer. And with love in our hearts and kindness in our words and actions, we sing on.”

“I feel a bit emotional, even now just saying it, talking about this record,” they said of releasing the album. “I feel super emotional about it because … the last two years have been a really, really mad time of experimentation, of finding myself with my gender expression, with so much that has happened the last two years. It’s captured in this music.”

Smith also unveiled the music video for “Kids Again,” directed by Alasdair McLellan.