Sam Smith On Being Gay: ‘I’m Not Trying To Be A Spokesperson’

Music

/ September 2, 2014

It’s like on Monday no one knew who Sam Smith was and then by Friday EVERYONE knew who Sam Smith was. Ev. Ry. One!

The UK singer-songwriter has catapulted to mainstream success with hits like “Stay With Me” and “Leave Your Lover” and has done so by not giving too much press to his being gay.

“I was worried, the 22-year-old said during an interview with Digital Spy. “I didn’t give the public enough credit. We were really panicky about it, but then as soon as we did it, I am just so proud of how people haven’t reacted. People really just don’t give a s**t. The success in America is still happening even though I’ve talked about it. I feel like it’s a step forward – we’re in uncharted territory at the moment where you say it before an album and it’s all natural and okay. It’s great

While unapologetic about his sexuality, the In The Lonely Hour artist makes sure to not make it the focus of everything he does.

“It’s because I’m not trying to be a spokesperson. It sounds awful of me, but I’m really just trying to live my life and write music about it. That’s what I do. I’m not trying to heal the world. From a young age I’ve always been like this, so it’s been normal. My family and friends have made it feel normal and I’m not going to stop that now.”