British singer Sam Smith has revealed
that his single In the Lonely Hour is about unrequited love
between himself and another man.
Fader, the 22-year-old Smith steered clear of using labels
such as “gay,” “queer” or “bisexual.”
“I’ve never been in a relationship
before,” Smith said. “I’ve only been in unrequited
relationships where people haven’t loved me back. I guess I’m a
little bit attracted to that in a bad way.”
“In the Lonely Hour is about a
guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back.
I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept
feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before. I’ve
felt the bad things. And what’s a more powerful emotion: pain or
Smith's debut studio album, In the
Lonely Hour, was released Monday.