Sam Smith Opens Up About Brandon Flynn Relationship And Talks Writing 'Happy' Songs
"I feel like I deserve to be loved back."
The Too Good At Goodbyes singer has also hinted that he might be ready to start writing some "happy" songs in the future - and discussed how his latest album The Thrill Of It All compares to his debut.
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In an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker in V Magazine, Sam said: "On a personal level, I’m in a relationship right now and for the first time, I think I deserve to be happy. I’m actually asking myself if I’m going to be writing some happy love songs soon."
"Even with this whole dreaded second album thing the industry makes everyone concentrate on, I’m putting out a second album that couldn’t be more me — and it couldn’t be gayer. I’m so proud of that."
"I’m excited to be singing songs like 'Him' in parts of the world that maybe aren’t as open in terms of sexuality. "To be that raw in front of people is daunting and scary, but the high is incredible," Sam explained.
Comparing his recent music to his first album, Sam said: "When I released In the Lonely Hour, I was still very much in love with the person I wrote the album about, so the songs were a real form of therapy. I was singing them as I was in pain."
"I really am past some of the dark things I’m singing about. I can get the message across more because, looking back, I really understand why I wrote these songs."
"A lot of this album for me is about self-love," he explained. "When I was writing it, I had a really bad relationship with myself. I didn’t like who I saw in the mirror, and now I really kind of like myself. I enjoy my own company and I feel like I deserve to be loved back.
"It makes it easier to promote the album. It’s like showing people an old photo album: Sometimes you’re cringing at the bad outfits you’ve worn in the past, but you’re still looking back with love and respect."
It sounds like we should all be expecting some upbeat love songs in the future.