Sam Smith Talks Female Artists (He Wants Them To Cover Up) And Grindr In His ‘GQ’ Cover Story

Mike Wass | January 28, 2015 3:19 pm
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Sam Smith is in the midst of a pre-Grammys promo blitz. The Brit has spoken to V magazine, landed on the cover of Rolling Stone and graced the glossy pages of GQ. There is significant crossover in all three interviews (he’s an old soul etc), but the 22-year-old does make a couple of bold statements in the latter. For starters, he wants female artists to cover up. “I miss the days when girls would wear full long dresses and just stand onstage and sing,” the “Stay With Me” hitmaker laments. “That’s what I’m trying to bring back: that timeless element.”

The selfie-aficionado does, however, have some kind words for Taylor Swift — regardless of her hemline. “At the American Music Awards I got to sit down with her and chat,” Sam reveals. “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.”

He also clarified his stance on dating/hook-up apps. “I made a statement recently about how Grindr and Tinder and those dating apps are just killing romance,” Sam explains. “People are losing the ability to just walk up to people in a bar and say hello. Sex is on tap, isn’t it, with apps like that?” It turns out, the multiple-Grammy nominee prefers an old-fashioned approach. “It may work for some people, but I miss the mystery. I find it much more sexy when someone’s fully dressed in a suit and you’ve got to work to undress them.”

Do you agree with Sam’s sentiments? Let us know in the comments below.

[Via GQ].

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