BRITISH singer Sam Smith confirmed he was gay in an interview with a culture and lifestyle magazine earlier this week.
Smith, who has been referred to as the “male Adele” by Katy Perry, raised a few eyebrows with the music video clip for his new single Leave Your Lover, as it ended with him looking lovingly at another man.
“I am comfortable with myself, and my life is amazing in that respect. I’m very comfortable and happy with everything. I just wanted to talk about him and have it out there. It’s about a guy and that’s what I wanted people to know — I want to be clear that that’s what it’s about.
“I’ve been treated as normal as anyone in my life; I’ve had no issues. I do know that some people have issues in life, but I haven’t, and it’s as normal as my right arm. I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue. People wouldn’t ask a straight person these questions. I’ve tried to be clever with this album, because it’s also important to me that my music reaches everybody. I’ve made my music so that it could be about anything and everybody— whether it’s a guy, a female or a goat—and everybody can relate to that. I’m not in this industry to talk about my personal life unless it’s in a musical form.”
Smith came to prominence singing guest vocals on the Disclosure track Latch, and most recently on Naughty Boy’s worldwide smash hit La La La.
Watch Leave Your Lover: