Sam Smith has released their new single, 'Love Me More'.

The 'Stay With Me' hitmaker is back with a new ballad documenting their "candid introspection" of their "relationship with themself on a journey of self-discovery and happiness."

The Oscar winner - who came out as non-binary in September 2019 - reunited with their long-time collaborators Jimmy Napes and Stargate on the uplifting tune.

Sam also co-directed the music video filmed in London with Luke Monaghan ('Too Good At Goodbyes', 'Writing's On The Wall').

'Love Me More' kick-starts the next chapter for Sam and follows 2020's 'Love Goes' LP and the festive track ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’.

Last month, it was reported that they had been back in the studio working on a new studio album and "enjoying" creating what is said to be a "surprise" for fans.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "Sam is back in the studio and is really enjoying the creative process again. Being in lockdown provided the time and space to try out new sounds and it will probably surprise fans."

The source went on to claim that the 'Like I Can' hitmaker has been in Los Angeles recording and is planning to release the album later this year.

The insider added: "Sam has been in Los Angeles for weeks recording new songs so the project isn't finished yet but the plan is for the album to come out this year."

The source also added that while the singer-songwriter - famed for creating emotional lyrics - is sticking with the traditional style in some ways and will include some "classic ballads", the album is thought to take a new direction sonically.

The star is known for taking inspiration from personal circumstances to aid their songwriting and has had a series of short romances, including with furniture designer boyfriend Francois Rocci and now-close friend Jonathan Zeizel after they dated in 2014, but now prefers to keep schtum about private matters.

Speaking in 2015, Sam said: "I made a mistake by posting pictures of us on Instagram and making it seem more serious than it was. I’ve learned that I need to hold off before I start getting the public involved.”