Sam Smith says he needs some creative inspiration for his second album and he thinks kissing “loads” of men will help spark his songwriting.
“I need to get with someone first for [the new material] to be about a relationship, so I’m just going to try and kiss loads of boys over the next year,” Sam said.
He added: “I’m always going to be sad about something. It’s not going to be about loneliness, that’s all I know. I’m just trying to live my life and see what happens. But I’ve already managed to write some pretty sad things.”
It was the melancholic material on Sam’s debut album In The Lonely Hour that propelled Sam to the superstar status that he said he’s still grappling with.
“Some of the things that have happened and some of the things that I know, that I know some stuff that people don’t know, it’s all insanely overwhelming and truly hasn’t sunk in at all,” he told BBC Radio.
“I have quite a warped idea of where I’m at. I don’t really know what’s going on still… It just hasn’t digested.”
After a vocal cord haemorrhage earlier this year, Sam Smith cancelled several Australian tour dates to undergo surgery in May. The health issue also delayed the release of his second album.
Sam Smith and James Bond
He later made a full recovery. Recently, after months of sneaky denials, he revealed he would follow in Adele’s footsteps and perform the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film “Spectre”.
“I’m so relieved to actually talk about this. It’s been a top secret mission of my own.
I got called into the office with [Bond producer] Barbara Broccoli and [the film’s director] Sam Mendes and they gave me the script… They said, ‘Have a go at the song,’” Sam told BBC Radio of the song, titled “The Writing’s On The Wall”.
“It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes – and they loved it.
“I love the song so much.”
The track comes out later this month, ahead of Spectre’s Australian release on November 6.
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