Sam Smith has announced that the title of upcoming album To Die For will be changed and its release date will be revised due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The record, which will be the British singer's third, was due to be available from May 1. Smith said that "some important changes and additions" would be made to the record.

In a statement, the singer said: "Firstly, I want to send love and strength to everyone who has been affected by this situation.

"I hope you are all alright during this incredibly weird, upsetting and unprecedented time.

"I have done a lot of thinking the last few weeks and feel that the title of my album and imminent release doesn't feel right, so I have come to the decision to continue working on the album and make some important changes and additions.

"I will be renaming my album and pushing back the release date - both of which are to be confirmed at this time."

Smith said that "there will be an album this year", adding: "But until then I am still going to bring out some new music over the next few months, which I'm incredibly excited about."

A single that shares the album's original title was released by the Grammy Award-winner last month.