the things that make people do drugs and drink loads; those are the moments that kill pop stars.”
Sam’s been off the booze for three months now (though he’s looking forward to getting back on the wine at Christmas). He confesses he “could go off the rails 100 per cent”, but for now has found contentment in friendships, a new relationship and newfound confidence in speaking about issues close to him.
He poured this feeling of belonging and peace into ‘Palace’, his favourite track on ‘The Thrill Of It All’. “It’s a love song,” he explains. “My heart is a palace and in every single door of the palace there’s a room that opens to a past lover, a ghost of my heart. It was about coming to terms with everyone I’ve ever loved and saying that real love – if that’s what we had – is never a waste of time.” Sam Smith, a man who’s declined to keep his heart under lock and key, seems stronger than ever.
What Sam loves to watch on the box Louis Theroux
“I’m currently watching his documentaries – they’re unbelievable. I’m really new to the whole Louis Theroux thing. He’s fit. I really fancy him.”
George Michael: Freedom
“It makes me so sad that he’s not here but it also makes me think of his music and what he’s left behind. It’s just incredible.”
WILL & Grace
“I’m f**king obsessed. I wanna meet all of them. I wanna be in an episode. That would be my dream. Please put this in the interview.”