Sam Smith is just a regular 23-year-old guy, that is, if we’re not talking about his many historic accolades including a four-time Grammy award-winning debut album, his impressive international success, and a Guinness World Record for recording the first Bond theme song to reach number one in the UK.
Riding the success of the recent release of his James Bond theme “Writing’s On The Wall,” Smith revealed that he’ll be taking a hiatus from the music scene to be that regular 23-year-old guy and, oh yeah, find another regular guy he can sing to sleep at night.
“I’ve been going now for three years nonstop and it feels right for me to just go home and just live my life and be a 23-year-old,” Smith told E! at CBS Radio’s We Can Survive concert in Los Angeles Saturday. “My love life, the downs and ups, it never stops, so I’m always inspired by stuff like that, but it’d be good to spend some time dating.”
As long as he’s been in the spotlight, Smith has been more of a breakup kinda guy than a lovebird. His debut album In the Lonely Hour sang the blues of his unrequited love for a straight guy, and his only public relationship was just as fleeting — he spent one short month earlier this year dating his video babe, dancer Jonathan Zeizel, before the two suddenly split while on vacation in Australia.
But with boyfriend or not, you can expect to hear more from Smith in the future regardless.
“I have been writing a little bit,” he said of working through the very beginning stages of a sophomore album. “Already I have a little bit of a direction of what I want to say and what I want to do and the sound, how I want things to sound, but there’s a long way to go.”
We hate to say this but, please, somebody break Sam Smith’s heart again if only for the good of the listening public. If we’re to learn anything from Adele, it’s that records about happy things don’t sell very well.