We already knew that Sam Smith’s album In The Lonely Hour is about unrequited love, but we didn’t know his love was for a straight man. Smith has been very open about his opinions on romance, but it just seems like he was only touching the surface of his heartache when comparing it to the source material on his breakout debut.
Now, Smith is coming forward to tell his story even though it’s something he doesn’t seem to be all too comfortable in discussing. The soulful singer told The Sun,“It’s really tough to explain. But no, he’s not gay. I know he loved me, too, but not in that way.”
That said, this isn’t a case of the person in question being surprised by a song or two on the radio. Sam was a gentleman and gave the man a heads up before the album dropped.
“It gave me a lot of closure actually. It put a book end at the end of the record. It was amazing, I’m so happy I did it. What I wrote the songs about doesn’t affect me anymore.”
As for his sexuality, Sam did come out in an interview with Digital Spy in May, but he doesn’t see himself as a spokesperson for an LGBTQ community.
“It sounds awful of me, but I’m really just trying to live my life and write music about it. That’s what I do. I’m not trying to heal the world.”
As it is most of his songs are extremely inclusive and Smith doesn’t go out of his way on the record to highlight the gay experience. Instead, his album feels universal, which does a great deal for the LGBTQ community in and of itself.
As for quick dating apps, Smith previously said that he thinks Grindr and Tinder are ruining the idea of real romance.
“No offense to people who go on Tinder but I just feel like it’s ruining romance, I really do. We’re losing the art of conversation and being able to go and speak to people. ‘From my experience the most beautiful people I’ve been on dates with are the dumbest, so why would I swipe people who are “unattractive” when I could potentially fall in love with them?,” Smith pondered.
The Brit’s album In The Lonely Hour has sold over 200k units in the United States and held a solid position at No. 2 for weeks.
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