Smith has his work cut out for him if he wants to top 2015's Grammy award winning album In The Lonely Hour, but according to the Oscar winner... he will. Smith is known for his soaring ballads and heartbreaking love songs, but in recent weeks has offered some sensational headlines like describing his performance of "Writing's On The Wall" at the Oscars as "horrible," his openly gay Oscar winner remarks or that he's signing off Twitter for awhile. Today is no exception. During a new interview where Smith admits his upcoming album is "f---ing great" and "really deep," he recalls his previous effort.
"There's a few songs I really f---ing hate, but then the core of the album, songs like 'Stay With Me,' 'I'm Not the Only One' — actually all the songs except 'Money on My Mind' — I really love and I'm really proud of the classic-ness of the way they sound, because I still listen to them now and I still love them," Smith said. "The music I'm making at the moment, it's very much a beautiful little transition from there and it fits."
As for the new record, Smith says "Every day I'm having little epiphanies and changes and loving it. But all I can say is that I'm putting my heart even more out on the f---ing line," Smith said. "I'm going even deeper. I can't believe I'm even doing it, but I'm going even deeper."
He explains his decision to dive into soul versus dance.
"As soon as 'Latch' had a lot of success in (the) U.K., my label and me had a little bit of a panic. We were like, 'Maybe we should be doing dance?' And that's what I can hear on (my first) album — there's two or three songs where I can hear the little wobble, but the rest of the album is what I set out to make from the beginning," he said.
"But I still love my album, but I'm loving my new one f---ing more."
In other news, Sam Smith curses a lot.