Sam Smith has said: ‘I get homophobic abuse on a daily basis on social media’ in a new interview.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, he also revealed a new religion-inspired love song will feature male pronouns, but anticipated the hate it will receive online.
‘I do feel so lucky to be making music when I am,’ he commented. ‘I know things were so much tougher back in the day, but we’ve still got such a long way to go. I still don’t feel like everything is where it should be.’
He furthermore added: ‘We’ll see when I start singing Him in certain parts of the world. I hope people listen and accept, but there [are] people who aren’t going to.’
‘Don’t you try and tell me God doesn’t care for us, it is him I love’
Him, which Sam says he wrote in the shower, will feature a gospel choir and the lyric: ‘don’t you try and tell me God doesn’t care for us, it is him I love.’
‘Him is my version of a hymn,’ Sam says, adding: ‘People will take different things from that song. I wouldn’t say I’m religious, I’m more of a spiritual person. I went to Catholic school all my life. There’s parts of every religion I agree with and parts of every religion I disagree with.’
In the same interview the star also reveals he doesn’t read his own press since last year’s Oscars debacle. ‘I try not to read anything about me now,’ he said. ‘I’m just too sensitive. I choose not to.’