Where do I sign up to cast my vote for Sam Smith as the spokesperson for the entire planet? This should become his official title as soon as possible because the man has such a way with words. Sure, his bluesy songs like "Stay" feel like massages to the soul, but he also has a way of expressing himself outside of his music that comes off as extremely sincere, regardless of the subject matter. For example, in an interview with V magazine, Smith referred to some pop stars as "awful."
While speaking with one of his musical idols Chaka Khan, the 22-year-old said, "Even when you meet them — I won't name names — but some of these pop stars are just awful." He continued, "And they have not even had half the success that you've had and yet you're so humble and kind."
First off, for anyone who isn't already on board with the soulful British crooner — catch up already. There are a million reasons why you should absolutely love Sam Smith. Secondly, his comment was the classiest way of addressing bad behavior because that's the kind of guy he is. He's not afraid to speak the truth but he also doesn't feel the need to be vicious when doing so.
Here are 8 times Sam Smith kept it real, in a kind way:
When He Revealed the Inspiration Behind His Album
"In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back," Smith said in an interview with FADER magazine. "I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place."
What a nice way to speak about love unrequited. No bitterness or bashing.
The Time He Said He Hated Being Single
After denied he was dating model Daisy Lowe, Smith admitted he didn't enjoy being single, saying "It is awful."No problem, Sam. Your music makes up for dissing the single life.
When He Dissed Grindr and Tinder
"I just feel like it’s ruining romance, I really do," Smith said about the popular dating apps. "We’re losing the art of conversation and being able to go and speak to people and you’re swiping people."Some people didn't appreciate Smith's perspective, but can you be mad at a guy who's so passionate about romance?
When He Addressed His Sexuality
"I want to make it a normality because this is a non-issue, Smith said to FADER magazine. "People wouldn’t ask a straight person these questions."
The Time He Defended His Right to Swim With Dolphins
When fans criticized Smith for swimming with the dolphins, he responded with a short yet informative tweet:
When He Said X-Factor Isn't Good For Songwriters
While Smith told the Mirror that X-Factor is good for people who are strictly singers, he also said, "But if you’re not, and you’re a songwriter, I think it’s actually quite damaging for you to go on there. You’re singing other people’s music, so then when you release your own stuff, people might not like it."
This might've sounded like shade, but it was actually free career advice from Smith.
The Time He Was So Over Twerking
"It's quite frustrating actually when you do shows and you're the only person not twerking," Smith said. "I get angry, like, 'Why am I the only one standing there singing?' People should be doing that."
OK, everyone — Smith has spoken. Less twerking and more singing.
When He Confessed to Not Being Beyoncé
"I went into the studio and thought I'd make a Beyoncé album. I'm not Beyoncé, if you haven't noticed," Smith said.It's cool, Sam. Who hasn't tried (and failed) to be Beyoncé? We still love you.Images: Getty Images: Giphy (3)