Sam Smith Opens Up in GQ Magazine February 2015 Legacy Project
Gossip Date: 27-01-2015

Things have changed quite a bit for Sam Smith since he became an international singing sensation, and the “I’m Not the Only One” crooner is featured in the Legacy Project edition of GQ magazine.

Smith noted that he loves creating beautiful songs because it’s better than the alternative- “Make music so you don't have to go to therapy or rehab.” As for his inspirations, Sam explained, “I'm going through a little bit of an obsession at the moment with Frank Sinatra; 2015 is a hundred years since Frank was born.”

To that end, Mr. Smith shared that he sang Sinatra during his first singing lesson- “Yeah, I did ‘Come Fly with Me.’ I was, like, 10 years old. Then, the first album I ever bought was Amy Winehouse's Frank. And my label is Capitol Records, where Sinatra used to record. I envy the competition that people like Sinatra would have had—you know, the people that he'd be standing on the stage with—because you could tell he was working off them. I need a Rat Pack, I really do. I should start one up.”

As for modern pop stars, Sam really digs a certain “Shake It Off” hitmaker- “Taylor Swift is amazing. I sang with her in London once but didn't get to properly chill with her. Then, at the American Music Awards, I got to sit down with her and chat. She's a role model. I really respect her. And she manages to sell a lot of records and make a lot of people happy financially, but also to keep that soulfulness, that honesty.”

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