There’s a nice interview with British singer Sam Smith up on ODE’s YouTube channel. In it, Sam talks about releasing his blockbuster first album “In the Lonely Hour”.
The songs on the album were was written about a man Sam Smith was in love with, but who didn’t love him in return. In the interview, the 22-year-old singer told ODE how he’d told the man the songs were about him.
He said, “I told him before the album came out and it gave me a lot of closure actually. It just put a book end at the end of the record. It was amazing.”
Sam Smith then went on to say that his songs are usually about subjects that don’t really affect him anymore – guess it makes it easier to write about them that way.
But he was also quick to point out, just because he’s gay, it doesn’t mean his songs shouldn’t be accessible to everyone – gay or straight, bi-sexual or gender fluid. He wants them to be able to be related to by a broad spectrum of people and not just by gay people simply because Smith is the gay singer that’s singing them.
Watch the ODE Sam Smith interview below, which includes a couple of clips of Sam singing live at Somerset House in London and proves, yet again, what a lovely man he really is.