Sam Smith’s current status as an LGBTQ leader should not be taken out of the question. At only 23 years of age, this handsome and talented lad has inspired a large number of artists to continue their dreams no matter what their orientation may be.
At the end of the day, what matters is the music, the passion and the emotion.
His debut album In The Lonely Hour, was received with open arms by critics and the public and one main reason for this is the lyrical interpretation the songs showcase. Every song can be directed towards a woman or a man (as decided by the listener), so anybody can instantly relate to the lyricism.
In The Lonely Hour has become a personal diary for many people around the world due to its concentration on life, money and love. Having currently sold over 8.5 million records worldwide, Sam Smith broke the barriers of this starting oppressive decade and introduced a new type of confidence for people to feed on.
In the industry now, we have many artists such as Troye Sivan, Olly Alexander (from band, Years & Years) Halsey, etc, who have adapted their own type of lyricism and some in such a direct form that don’t exactly follow the rules of a ‘straight mainstream media’. But how beautiful is that? Popular music has become so accepting now that it doesn’t matter who you are, what you represent, what your image is, etc.
The millennial generation look at Sam Smith as a courageous soul who has triumphed and has held a miraculous career (so far), with hit after hit and a spectacular album.
Thank you Sam Smith, for spreading and opening the wings/doors of acceptance in this industry. We’re sure now that in the near future, more LGBTQ artists will show their faces and truly understand and see how beautiful they are as well.
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