By Shannon Carlin
On his debut, the singer tackles the topic of his love life. Or lack thereof.
“I’ve never been in a relationship before,” Smith revealed in an interview with Radio.com. “When I was writing this album, I really delved into that fact. I delved into [how] I fell in love with someone who didn’t love me back, last year. I really went inside myself and I wanted to write an album for lonely people, because I don’t think there’s been enough music out there that talks about unrequited love.”
From Taylor Swift calling him her “absolute favorite” artist before the two performed a duet of his song “Money On My Mind” when she was in London to Mary J. Blige teaming up with him for a new duet version of his song “Stay With Me” to Ed Sheeran covering that same song on BBC Radio, everyone seems to be professing their undying love for the sweet-voiced singer.
Sheeran recently declared that “Stay With Me” was his “favorite song of the last year.”
“It’s an instant classic. It’s going to be around for a long time,” Sheeran proclaimed. “And the artist in question will be around for a long time as well.”
Stream In The Lonely Hour over at NPR.
Smith kicks off his North American tour on September 15 in Boston, MA.