Sam Smith & Kim Petras Are Done Keeping It On the Down-Low With ‘Unholy’: Stream It Now

Anyone looking for a discreet hookup might want to stay away from pop stars Sam Smith and Kim Petras, because the two are ready to spill the tea.
On Thursday (September 22), Smith and Petras shared their long-awaited new collaboration, 'Unholy,' a grueling amorous new single that sees the couple get mean behind closed doors with some cheating husbands who would prefer their wives to be ignorant stay.
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Produced by Smith, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Blake Slatkin, Cirkut, Omer Fedi and Jimmy Napes, the new song marks a significant departure for Smith, with the almost eerie bass complemented even further by a pounding club beat. "Mummy don't know daddy's getting hot/ At the body shop/ Doing something unholy," Smith belts out over the bass-heavy chorus.
In a statement released alongside the song, Smith made it clear they were excited about their new sonic direction. "Unholy"...was one of the most glorious creative moments I've had as an artist," they said. “I've never had so much fun making a record. It was so cathartic and liberating to experiment like this and throw away the rule book. It was also an honor to work with Kim and witness her brilliance. This song is about breaking free from the clutches of other people's secrets..."
Fans are already loving the new song, thanks in no small part to the widespread sharing of the chorus on TikTok, where Smith and Petras began teasing the single last month. As the sound is used in over 300,000 videos of the app, users have been eagerly awaiting the full version of the track.
"Unholy" is the latest single from Smith's upcoming, yet-to-be-announced fourth studio album, which they told Billboard in an August cover story would be their "first album without a heartbreak" and mark a new, more upbeat sound for them. "I think joy is a pretty dangerous place for me and for a lot of queer people," they said. "We're all masters of pain, and I think it's actually a very brave act to step into the strange joy of it all."
Check out "Unholy" below:
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SamSmith
English singer and songwriter
Kim Petras
German singer-songwriter

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