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Sam Smith Opened Up About "13 Reasons Why" Actor Brandon Flynn

"I think I deserve to be happy."

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He said dating definitely affected his new album, The Thrill of It All. "When I wrote that first album, I was in love with a straight man, he didn’t love me back, and I was very comfortable in my longing. With this record, I became a gay man. I started having proper relationships with men."


"On a personal level, I’m in a relationship right now and for the first time, I think I deserve to be happy," Smith said. "I’m actually asking myself if I’m going to be writing some happy love songs soon."

"I’m putting out a second album that couldn’t be more me — and it couldn’t be gayer," he added. "I’m so proud of that. I’m excited to be singing songs like “Him” in parts of the world that maybe aren’t as open in terms of sexuality. To be that raw in front of people is daunting and scary, but the high is incredible."