Sam Smith Is Reportedly Collaborating With Clean Bandit

Sam Smith's "Symphony" is coming.

Smith is currently recording his sophomore album, a followup to 2014's In the Lonely Hour, and it appears to have a feature with electronic-pop trio Clean Bandit.

A report from the Daily Star claims Sam always wanted to collab, but nothing came of it because – and this is where it gets good – the group's former violinist, Neil Milan (who left the band last year), reportedly mocked Sam's James Bond 'Spectre' theme "Writing's On The Wall." They report Neil said that the song was "just a flaccid copy of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller.'" Now that he's gone, it has "opened the door again."

Messy, but that's water under the bridge now. Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson are believed to have recorded a new tune with Smith. Patterson was asked about it, but played coy. "That's interesting, where did you hear that?"

It's not what he said that gives it away, but what he didn't say.

Smith also hit the studio with Timbaland. SS2 is shaping up to be pretty epic!

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