British singer Sam Smith’s rise to fame has been catapulted by his soulful ballads about unrequited love. The “I’m Not The Only One” singer has found personal healing through his music and part of his success has been his ability to relate to his listeners through his lyrics no matter their sexuality. A part of his healing is also moving on and it looks like the soulful singer has done just that.
Speaking to The Sun in an article published on Sept. 15, Smith opened up about his relationship with a guy from New York. Actually, it hasn’t been confirmed as a relationship, but the U.K. singer did reveal meeting the guy on the set of his video for “Like I Can”. He was one of the 20 extras. Although excited about the prospects of the new fellow, Smith maintains, “It’s very early days.”
He told The Sun, “It’s a surreal thing to be talking about because I haven’t even confirmed with him that we’re officially seeing each other. He’ll probably hear about this now.”
Even if this new romance blossoms into something more, Smith promises fans that his sad songs won’t stop just because his heart may have found love. He explained that he will never be completely happy and the music within him will always find something to be blue about.
“It’s just the way I am – I’m an emotional person. I’m going to go fall in love with as many people as I can and get my heart broken,” he explains. “Every week this job gets crazier but I’m managing to get happier, which is odd. I’m taking time for a personal life. I’m not over-thinking stuff. I’m more aware now of who I am as a person. I feel very comfortable in myself, more than ever.”
It has been a big year for the 22-year-old singer and it looks like 2015 will only get better. Smith has been nominated for six Grammys and is reportedly working on his sophomore album that is set for a 2016 release. Smith maintains that the album won’t be about unrequited love. Who knows, depending on how things work out with the new man in his life, there could be some uplifting love ballads included.
See if you can spot Sam Smith’s new lover in the video below: