In the March issue of Vogue, Sam Smith opens up about being known best for… opening up.
“I find that the danger of giving too much away excites me,” he tells the magazine. “So I give you everything….’Make mistakes!’ I tell myself. ‘You’re only 22. Fall in love with as many people as you can! Get your heart broken!’ I need to go through all of this to feel human. Because my life right now, how I’m living, isn’t very human.”
Smith also discusses the backlash to being so open about his life. “People think that because I’m being honest and talking about pain it’s sad, but to me it’s empowering,” Smith says. “Talking about my deepest and darkest secrets to the world makes me feel better. It’s cathartic. And that’s a bit f—ed up, if I’m honest. But it helps me.”
He also followed up on his comments about rude pop stars, saying, “We’re losing class,” he said. “There is a way to share an insight into your personal life without being classless, which is what I’m trying to do. Let’s not get our asses out, people. Let’s put on a suit.”
We’ve got no complaints about that.