Sam Smith has hinted he will be pouring his heart out over past loves in his new music.
The Stay With Me singer, 26, split from his ex-boyfriend, actor Brandon Flynn, last year following nine months together.
While Sam says he has been trying to be less honest when it comes to his music – ‘I just want it to be a bit more like, ‘fuck it, let’s just smile and try to enjoy life’ – he admits he just can’t help but wear his heart on his sleeve.
Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, the singer shared: ‘I’m very honest with my lyrics. I’m very honest with my stories, I guess, and I’m still trying to figure out if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe I should keep more to myself, but I can’t.
‘When it comes to the music, I can’t help but access that therapy… With fame and all that sort of stuff, sometimes I am tempted to be like, “Let’s hold that up, let’s not say those things. Let’s not talk about this relationship.”’
Sam confessed that some of his previous relationships have left him with a sour taste in his mouth and his music is always going to reflect that.
‘I wish I could bring out an album where it was like, “I’m in love and everything’s great”. But, it just hasn’t been my experience, and I’ve got to be honest. I haven’t had the happiest memories when it comes to relationships,’ he added.
Elsewhere in the interview, the 26-year-old revealed he’s excited to be working with more pop writers again and is getting to channel his inner Beyonce.
‘With the music I’m making now and after the tour, I feel like I did on the first album again. Suddenly, I feel like I’m just making music to make music, and I love pop music so much. I love it so much. So, the inner Beyonce in me is just coming out! I’m feeling free to make whatever I want to make again.’
Sam released second studio album The Thrill Of It All in late 2017 and it flew straight to number one on the Official Albums Chart, but despite its success he admits he wasn’t in a good place.
The Writing’s On The Wall singer went on: ‘When I released the album, my relationship with me and me was not good. I was being really hard on myself. People think I’m miserable, and I’m not… I’m doing way more with pop writers.
“There’s an element of trying not to be too emotional in the sessions at the moment, which I’m trying to do.’
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