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Sam Smith says he isn't trying to be a 'gay spokesperson'

Sam Smith believes his music takes precedence over his backstory because he isn't trying to be a "gay spokesperson".

The Brit previously revealed that his 2014 debut album 'In The Lonely Hour', which has become a global smash, was written about being in love with a man.

When asked by Digital Spy if he felt apprehensive about revealing all, he said:

"Of course. We are, as a society...people think it's okay, but it's not all okay. Equality is so far from where it should be, so I was worried. I didn't give the public enough credit. We were really panicky about it, but then as soon as we did it, I am just so proud of how people haven't reacted. People really just don't give a s**t. The success in America is still happening even though I've talked about it. I feel like it's a step forward - we're in uncharted territory at the moment where you say it before an album and it's all natural and okay. It's great."

Smith was then greeted with the idea that his music "transcends" everything else, with the singer replying:

"It's because I'm not trying to be a spokesperson. It sounds awful of me, but I'm really just trying to live my life and write music about it. That's what I do. I'm not trying to heal the world. From a young age I've always been like this, so it's been normal. My family and friends have made it feel normal and I'm not going to stop that now."

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