Sam Smith Says Unrequited Love For A Straight Man Inspired His Hit Album

4-sam-smith-exclusive-shoot-650It’s really tough to explain. But no, he’s not gay. Nothing ever happened between us. I know he loved me too, but not in that way. When I wrote the record I was just really heartbroken — all I wanted to do was go to the studio and write about this guy who I fell in love with. I feel like love is a massive spectrum. But some people are so bothered about boxes, like the way they look and the way they’ve been brought up, that they don’t let themselves go to fall in love with other people. I think that’s what happened. He had his guard up a lot… He knows. I’ve told him everything and our relationship is great now,’ he said. ‘But he’s very wary of how he acts around me … I feel nothing towards him now. I’ll always love him, but I’m not in love with him any more.”

— Recording artist Sam Smith discussing his hit debut album The Lonely Hour and the man who inspired many of the heartbreaking songs on it in an interview with The Sun

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