Sam Smith’s third stint as Saturday Night Live’s musical guest saw the singer perform “Unholy” and the title track off of Gloria, their upcoming fourth studio album, which is set to be released on Jan. 27.
For “Unholy,” Kim Petras, who features on the track, was on hand to sing her part of the hit song, emerging from beneath Smith’s extravagant pink skirt when her first verse arrived.
But Petras wasn’t the only surprise guest during Smith’s performance. When it came time for them to perform “Gloria,” Sharon Stone made an unexpected appearance to help the singer debut the single. The Oscar-nominated actress and the star of the Sidney Lumet-directed 1999 movie, Gloria, laid on a bed for most of the song while surrounded by a large choir. Eventually, she dramatically sat up and looked off into the distance until the song’s conclusion.
“Unholy,” a music video for which came out last September, followed the release of “Love Me More” from the same album and garnered a Grammy nomination for the singers.
The English singer is set to embark on a 27-date North American tour this summer, when they will return to New York with shows on Aug. 8 and 9 at Madison Square Garden.
From Rolling Stone US