Sam Smith has revealed they feel ‘scared everyday’ being their ‘feminine self in this world’, but has insisted that it’s all worth it.
The singer spoke about releasing new music after coming out as non-binary and said that they felt ‘vulnerable’ putting out song, How Do You Sleep?.
Speaking on radio Hits 1 in Hollywood the British star, 27, explained that because ‘the music industry can be a bit homophobic’ it can feel scary being themselves.
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‘Vulnerable’: Sam Smith, 728, has revealed they feel ‘scared everyday’ being their ‘feminine self in this world’ but insisted that it’s ‘worth it’ and they’re ‘loving it’
When asked if putting out the track and its video, which includes Sam dancing in heels, after asking to be referred too as they / them in September was’ liberating ‘the singer said it was’ incredibly scary’.
Sam continued: ‘And I felt very vulnerable doing it but I’m realizing now that’s the best space to be in.
‘You feel joy quicker when being vulnerable like that. But I’ve always been like that when in the club, with friends, with people that I feel safe with but showing it to the world is a different thing and I finally felt safe enough to do so. ‘
Announcement: Sam came out as non-binary in September and asked to be referred to using ‘they / them’ pronouns
The Too Good At Goodbyes singer then explained that although it can be tough at times, they are ‘loving it, I mean I’m scared everyday’.
When asked why he was scared, Sam explained: ‘Being my feminine self in this world that we’re in, I mean the music industry can be a bit homophobic, a bit sexist at times,
‘So being feminine like this in the way I move and dance and am, it feels quite scary at times but is worth it.’
Candid: The singer told the radio hosts they had came out as non-binary when they ‘finally felt safe enough to do so’
Getting better: Sam also said they’re trying to in crease the height of heels they can walk in, but hilariously admitted that singing live in stilettos is ‘impossible’ for them
They also discussed trying to walk in higher heels than they’re used too, but admitted that they can’t go out dancing in them.
After checking out the size of presenter Symon’s heeled boots, Sam said: ‘ I don’t know how you girls do it, I can’t go out dancing in heels … Red carpet, I can do it all day. But singing live in heels? It’s impossible. ‘
Sam also chatted about the newest Bond song, saying it ‘definitely is not me’ before casting a vote for Dua Lipa to be the next singer for the film.
Bets on: The star, pictured in November, told the radio hosts they would like to see Dua Lipa sing the next Bond song
Sam said: ‘It would be amazing to see a female queer icon like that [after Madonna did a Bond song] just smash out a dancey kinda bond song because the last few have been slow and sad.’
The star then got everybody laughing when he was asked by Tony Fly why he was giving the gig to another singer by replying: ‘I’ve got it, been there done that, got the Oscar – only joking! ‘.
Sam recently broke their silence on coming out as non-binary, as the singer told fans to refer to them using’ they / them ‘pronouns.
Honest: Sam recently broke their silence on coming out as non-binary, as the singer told fans to refer to them using ‘they / them’ pronouns
Announcement: In honest tweets, they wrote: ‘I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY / THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself ‘
They announced their request in a candid statement shared via Twitter in September, in which they admitted they have been ‘at war’ with themselves for ‘a lifetime’ over how to define their gender.
In the honest flurry of tweets, they wrote: ‘Today is a good day so here goes. I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY / THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out …
‘I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f *** it!
‘I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you. ‘
The singer’s brave post was praised by fans, who threw their support behind Sam and shared kind words with them.
One fan gushed in support of Sam: ‘So happy you are finally being true to yourself and your gender. For all the hate and confusion you get from this, know that there is an immense amount of love and support too! ‘
Request: The singer’s brave post was praised by fans, who threw their support behind Sam and shared kind words with them