June 28, 2016  

Sam Smith Opens Up About Sexuality and Unrequited Love

May 29, 2014 (3:09 am) GMT
Smith talks about his love life in a new magazine interview, saying that his new album 'In the Lonely Hour' is about a man whom he fell in love with last year.

talks about sexuality and love life in a candid interview with The Fader. The British singer-songwriter, who is openly gay, tells the magazine that his debut album "" is actually about a man who does not love him back.

"I've never been in a relationship before," he says in the interview, which is published in the magazine's June/July issue. "I've only been in unrequited relationships where people haven't loved me back. I guess I'm a little bit attracted to that in a bad way."

" 'In the Lonely Hour' is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn't love me back. I think I'm over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn't felt love before. I've felt the bad things. And what's a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?" he adds.

"I told him about it recently, and obviously it was never going to go the way I wanted it to go, because he doesn't love me," he explains. "But it was good as a form of closure, to get it off my chest and tell him. I feel better for it. I feel almost like I signed off this part of my life where I keep giving myself to guys who are never going to love me back."

"In the short time I've lived on this Earth, all I've seen are boxes. People put things in boxes; it makes it easier to digest information," the 22-year-old singer says of his sexual preference. "People say I'm the new . Why is [my sexuality] a talking point? I'm singing, I'm making music, I'm performing my music - that's what should be the talking point. ... It shouldn't be an issue, but it will be an issue. It's always an issue."

More Sam Smith News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Nicolas Cage Spotted Kissing Mystery Woman After Splitting From His Wife
  2. Video Premiere: Blake Shelton's 'She's Got a Way With Words'
  3. DC Superheroes Line Up for Duty in New 'Justice League' Concept Art
  4. Jay Leno Survives a Terrifying Accident While Filming His Car Show
  5. Kylie Jenner Wears Tyga's Sweatshirt Amid Reconciliation Rumors
  6. Jon Bon Jovi Meets Cancer Patient, Gives Her Guitar, Plays His New Songs
  7. Diane Kruger Called a 'B***h' for Speaking Up About Gender Inequality in Hollywood
  8. Lady GaGa Sparks Outrage From Her Chinese Fans After Meeting Dalai Lama