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PopWrapped | Music

Sam Smith Says 'The Lonely Hour' Was Inspired By Unrequited Love

Ashlye Michelle | PopWrapped Author

Ashlye Michelle

Updated 09/4/2014 2:52pm
Sam Smith Says 'The Lonely Hour' Was Inspired By Unrequited Love | Sam Smith
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Sam Smith, the 22-year-old singer from Cambrigeshire, has disclosed that his debut album The Lonely Hour was inspired by a straight man. Smith has, in the past, said that he wrote the material for his album after experiencing falling in love with someone who didn't love him back. He recently told The Fader, a US magazine: "In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn't love me back. I think I'm over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn't felt love before. I've felt the bad things. And what's a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?" When speaking to The Sun, he went further into detail about the situation itself: "It’s really tough to explain. But no, he’s not gay. Nothing ever happened between us. I know he loved me too, but not in that way.” He also added that, despite the fact that the object of his affections had strong feelings, he wasn't very open to the idea of falling in love with someone of the same sex. "He had his guard up a lot," Smith comments. "I feel like love is a massive spectrum. But some people are so bothered about boxes, like the way they look and the way they've been brought up, that they don't let themselves go to fall in love with other people." If you've never heard The Lonely Hour, you can find it on iTunes.

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