Sam Smith: I still struggle to be comfortable with myself
Sam Smith has said he is still struggling to be “comfortable” – and addressed his previous claims that Grindr is “ruining” romance.
The ‘Leave Your Lover’ singer came out as gay last May, when he revealed his album was about a man he fell in love with.
Speaking in next month’s GQ Magazine, the singer says: “I preach all the time about being myself and being comfortable with myself, but if I’m honest, I struggle every day.
“I’m still figuring out who I am. I don’t want to pretend I’ve got everything sorted out in my mind, because I really don’t.”
He added: “I am not Sam Smith, the gay singer. I am Sam Smith, the singer who happens to be gay.”
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He said: “I made a statement recently about how Grindr and Tinder and those dating apps are just killing romance.
“People are losing the ability to just walk up to people in a bar and say hello.
“Sex is on tap, isn’t it, with apps like that? It may work for some people, but I miss the mystery.
“I find it much more sexy when someone’s fully dressed in a suit and you’ve got to work to undress them.
“Do you know what I mean? Instead of them just immediately being naked for you.
“I sound like a complete old soul right now, but I am. I just feel like people need role models, you know, that are dressed.