Sam Smith on new album: 'I'm going even deeper'

LOS ANGELES -- If you thought Sam Smith was deeply honest on his first album, expect him to take it a step further on his sophomore release.

See Full Article

"It's (expletive) great. It's really deep (stuff) that's coming out -- that's all I'll say," a smiling Smith said in a recent interview.

He wouldn't say when his follow-up to 2014's "In the Lonely Hour" will be released, but said he's pushing himself to explore new territory.

"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 (expletive) line," Smith said. "I'm going even deeper. I can't believe I'm even doing it, but I'm going even deeper."

"In the Lonely Hour" featured emotional pop songs about love lapses and unrequited love, including song titles like "Leave Your Lover" and "I'm Not the Only One." It reached multiplatinum status in the United States and won four Grammy Awards, including song and record of the year for "Stay With Me."

As he reflects on that album, Smith says he has mixed feelings about his breakthrough project.

"There's a few songs I really (expletive) 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," he said. "The music I'm making at the moment, it's very much a beautiful little transition from there and it fits."

Smith co-wrote his debut album and also won an Academy Award for co-writing "Writing's on the Wall" from the James Bond film "Spectre." He says there's a "few moments" on his first album "where I think to myself, 'I would have changed that. I would have done that differently."'

Smith added that when he began to rise in the United Kingdom as a featured act on Disclosure's dance song "Latch" -- originally released in late 2012 -- there was some confusion about which musical direction he should take.

"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 (expletive) more."



Advertisements

Latest Entertainment News

  • Woody Harrelson goes live from London, talks 'Star Wars'

    Entertainment CTV News
    LONDON -- Woody Harrelson is trying to do something that's never been done before, although he's starting to realize why his feat would be a first. The actor plans to spend the early hours of Friday shooting a full-length film, called "Lost In London LIVE," which will be broadcast as it happens in over 550 U.S. Source
  • Pierce Brosnan talks return to television on 'The Son'

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Pierce Brosnan has dubbed the modern television landscape a “different beast” to the “brutal” episodic TV which made him a star. The actor, who starred on NBC spy drama Remington Steele in the ’80s, will next be seen in AMC’s The Son, which premieres on the cable network on 8 April. Source
  • Kate Mara and Jamie Bell of 'Fantastic Four' are engaged

    Entertainment CTV News
    In a Nov. 30, 2016 photo, Kate Mara, left, and Jamie Bell arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Man Down" at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) Source
  • Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, Christine Mcvie working on duet album

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine Mcvie are working on a new album of duets. Reportedly titled Buckingham McVie, the record will be a homage to Buckingham Nicks - Lindsey’s pre-Fleetwood Mac album with Stevie Nicks. The album will also feature appearances by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, according to NME.com. Source
  • Springsteen cover band catches heat for inaugural event

    Entertainment CTV News
    TRENTON, N.J. -- Six hard-working guys from New Jersey who make up a Bruce Springsteen tribute band are drawing criticism because they're going to perform at a Washington gala before Republican Donald Trump's inauguration. B Street Band leader Willie Forte (FOR'-tay) says the group signed a contract to appear Thursday with the New Jersey State Society after performing for the group's party during President Barack Obama's inaugural in 2013. Source
  • Dick Gautier, Hymie the Robot on 'Get Smart', dead at 85

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES — Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical “Bye Bye Birdie” and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV’s “Get Smart,” has died. He was 85. Source
  • Get Smart actor Dick Gautier dead at 85

    Entertainment CBC News
    Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie and went on to play Hymie the Robot on TV's Get Smart, has died. He was 85. Gautier died Friday at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles County, his publicist Harlan Boll told The Associated Press. Source
  • Former Giller Prize winners Andre Alexis, Lynn Coady among this year's jury

    Entertainment CTV News
    TORONTO -- Former Scotiabank Giller Prize winners Andre Alexis and Lynn Coady are among the jury members who will pick the best Canadian book in 2017. The jury will be chaired by Anita Rau Badami, an award-winning bestselling author who was born in India and now calls Montreal home. Source
  • Kim Kardashian's bodyguard breaks silence after her police statement leaked

    Entertainment Toronto Sun
    Kim Kardashian’s bodyguard Pascal Duvier doesn’t “waste his time” worrying about how things may have been different if he had been present when the reality star was robbed at gunpoint. The 36-year-old mother-of-two was bound and gagged by a gang of masked men at her apartment in Paris, France, last October. Source
  • John Lewis books sell out on Amazon day after Trump's tweets

    Entertainment CTV News
    Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at the confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Source