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Sam Smith had an new interview with Teen Vogue that was great. He is only 22 years old, and still finds an appropriate way of setting himself as example for teenagers. Here are some highlights.
“Being yourself can be quite scary… Music is everything because it’s my way of expressing myself. I’m a highly emotional boy, but there are other things that I love. Like food. I love food more than life.”
“The minute I started to tell a story, everything clicked into place. I became an artist because I had something to say and that’s why to me, even when people mention my voice on the record, I get quite shocked because when it comes to the singing, I can sing a lot more than what I did on the record. I held it back because I wanted the focus to be on the music and the songs and what I was saying.”
“I wanted this so badly that I was willing to completely sell myself to become a pop star because I was poor. No one was complimenting me anymore, so I started to lose my faith. I thought, I’m going to have to dress a certain way, lose weight, or sing a certain type of song. But the truth is, I was OK just as I was.”
He also admits to being emotional.
“I stand onstage and I wanna cry for the entire thing because people know my business. You all know me. You can read as many interviews as you want, but if you put on my record, I’m telling you, that is me. I fell in love with someone last year, and he didn’t love me back. I deleted him off of WhatsApp, and it felt like I’d just broken up with him. On the record you can hear heartbreak, and there’s a beauty in that I will always treasure.”
He loves Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, & Anna Wintour.
“As a kid I collected Vogue every month for three years. My cross earrings are a mini statement; I wear them every day! My whole dream is to be iconic, and the way you dress yourself is so important.”
“The idea of having a house, a kid, a husband, and a dog…I love that. I also really want to open a coffee and flower shop one day, probably in Italy.”
And, the gay thing.
“With the whole gay thing, I’ve had zero reaction, which says something beautiful about our generation and how things are getting a little bit better.”