Sam Smith: It takes a lot of courage to show my weird identity

Sam Smith has said that “it takes a lot of courage” to show their “full, weird, authentic selves” to the public eye.

The British pop singer said they don’t feel pressured to express their identity in their music, but accepting it around others is still “difficult”.

Smith appeared as non-binary in an interview with Jameela Jamil in March 2019.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast on Friday, Smith said: “I started out the wrong way – I was very vulnerable from the very beginning with the way I expressed myself in my music, although it took a lot of intervention. dare to do what I am doing.”

Host Charlie Stayt further highlighted the issue, the 30-year-old adding: “Being yourself, being your authentic, weird, full self in 2022 is still tough. .

“It takes a lot of courage to present yourself that way in front of people.”

Smith stressed that they are now in a good place and attitudes towards gay people have improved significantly, saying that “there are so many beautiful positives” and “a lot to celebrate”.

Their song Unholy featuring German singer-songwriter Kim Petras is currently at number two in the chart after becoming the eighth number one single in the UK.

Smith said the song formed part of their desire to enter a new era in their work.

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Sam Smith at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball in 2019 (Isabel Infantes/PA)

They said: “After 10 years of recording these seriously heartbreaking records, I am now having fun and experimenting with some fun and experimentation.

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Smith announced the release of her fourth studio album Gloria last month, along with a UK and Europe tour next spring.

The 13-song profile, which Smith says is about “sexual, emotional and spiritual emancipation,” will feature collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Koffee and Jessie Reyez and will be released January 27, 2020. 2023.

Their first tour in five years, will open at Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on April 12 and last six weeks, before concluding at Manchester’s AO Arena on May 24.

Smith said the tour will have to be bigger than previous shows, adding: “There will be loads of glittering gold. It will be great. “

It was confirmed earlier this week that Smith will also be performing at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball on December 10.

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