Out singer Sam Smith, who sings about unrequited love in his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, says his loneliness has been lifted mainly by his fans.

The 22-year-old Smith also told the AP that he's been meeting men and going on dates.

“I'm going on dates, here and there, meeting people,” he said. “I'm not lonely anymore because of that, but obviously I would like someone next to me while I sleep.”

Smith also said he wanted to be a voice for the LGBT community.

“It's so, so deeply important to me to be a spokesperson,” he said. “I want to be, but not just for gay people, for straight people, for lesbians, transsexuals, anyone in the world. I want my music to relate to absolutely everyone.”

Smith is also one of the four out celebrities featured on the covers of gay glossy Out's Out100 double issue.