After a long three years hiatus from music, Sam Smith returned with a single, a telling revelation that he’s still single and gist that we missed out on about his love live

While the Oscar winning gay singer was away, he stopped Tweeting all together. His new material has gone straight up to number one on iTunes.

Speaking ahead of the release Sam opened up about his fears at returning to music. He also revealed a tough relationship had inspired his new music.

Speaking about the single to Beats 1, Sam revealed: “This song is about me and about a relationship that I was in. I’m still very, very single.

“I think I’m even more single than I was when I released In the Lonely Hour, so I’m insanely single.

“This song is about me and about a relationship that I was in.

“It’s been a long while since I’ve put any music out and I feel that this first single sets the tone of what is to come.

“People are going to see, this one as I’ve said is about me and something that I’ve gone through.”

Adam Lambert addressed rumours of a romance between the two performers in February. Appearing on Andy Cohen’s chat show, one caller asked if the rumours were true.

Lambert said: “I love that rumour actually because when I heard it and I texted him, going… So?

“He’s such a nice guy, he’s so funny and… no.”

In an Instagram story, Sam told fans he felt “sick” at the thought of sharing his new singles.

Sam said: “I feel physically sick, this is very intense. It is a weird experience, I’m so excited to be back.

“This is helping my nerves a little bit, just sitting here talking with you all. It’s going to be mad tomorrow.

“What I am feeling weird about now is the pace. Tomorrow is going to be the start of it and it’s all getting faster.

“I’m just trying to mentally prepare myself.”