Out singer Sam Smith believes that the
world has changed for gay artists.
The 22-year-old Smith also told The
Telegraph that he's no longer fixated on finding a
Smith first publicly discussed his
sexual orientation in an interview with The Fader, saying that
his hit single In the Lonely Hour is about unrequited love
between himself and another man.
“Obviously, I want to fall in love
and stuff, but I don't yearn for it every day like I used to,”
Smith said. “It sounds so cheesy but my fans have completely
filled that hole.”
He added that he's had no issue with
being open about his sexuality.
“Past gay artists, things have
happened to them that haven't been great,” he said. “All I can
say is I'm so unbelievably surprised and happy at how far the world
has come, because there have been no issues.”
Smith is also one of the four out
celebrities featured on the covers
of gay glossy Out's
Out100 double issue.