Sam Smith has explained that he feels “as much a woman” as he does a man in a new interview.
The British singer-songwriter revealed that there was a time when he didn’t own any male clothing, saying that he was always very fluid with his fashion when growing up.
“I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man,” Sam told The Sunday Times Culture magazine.
He added: “People don’t know this, but when I was 17, I remember becoming obsessed with Boy George and Marilyn
“There was one moment in my life when I didn’t own a piece of male clothing, really.
“I would wear full makeup every day at school—eyelashes, leggings with Dr Martens and huge fur coats, for two and a half years.
“I got teased a lot for it. But there were also people respecting me for walking around like that in my school.”
Sam also recalled an incident when he was attacked and punched at the bar he worked at because of “the way I looked,” but added: “That never bothered me, because I had this barricade up.”
The 25-year-old recently topped the UK singles chart with his latest released Too Good At Goodbyes.
It has been lifted from his second studio album, The Thrill Of It All, which will be released on 3 November.
Meanwhile, the singer-songwriter is believed to be dating 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn, after the two were spotted kissing in New York City earlier this month.
What’s more, Sam will be heading back out on tour next year to support his new music. The full list of dates are as follows:
- 20 March – Fly DSA Arena, Sheffield
- 21 March – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
- 23 March – Glasgow Hydro, Glasgow
- 27 March – Manchester Arena, Manchester
- 30 March – Dublin 3Arena, Dublin
- 3 April – Birmingham Genting Arena, Birmingham
- 6 April – 02 Arena, London
- 7 April – 02 Arena, London
- 19 April – Globe Arena, Stockholm
- 20 April – Royal Arena, Copenhagen
- 23 April – Telenor Arena, Oslo
- 25 April – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin
- 27 April – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg
- 28 April – Lanxess Arena, Cologne
- 30 April – AccorHotel Arena, Paris
- 4 May – Sportpaleis, Antwerp
- 5 May – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
- 8 May – Stadthalle, Vienna
- 9 May – Hallenstadion, Zurich
- 11 May – Milan Forum, Milan
- 12 May – Arena Di Verona, Verona
- 15 May – Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona
- 16 May – Wizink Center, Madrid
- 18 May – MEO Arena, Lisbon