Sam Smith is ready for some time off.
The four-time Grammy winner performed over the weekend at the We Can Survive concert at Hollywood Bowl and let it be known he won’t be performing in the US again anytime soon.
‘I am sad, but also it feels right,’ Smith tells Entertainment Tonight Online. ‘It’s my last performance in America, and it feels right to do it in such a beautiful setting.’
‘I’ve been going now for three years nonstop and it feels right for me to just go home and just live my life and be a 23-year-old,’ he adds. ‘My love life, the downs and ups, it never stops, so I’m always inspired by stuff like that, but it’d be good to spend some time dating.’
Smith’s debut album The Lonely Hour has been a smash and made him a superstar. It also led to him being selected to write and perform Writing’s On the Wall, the theme song for the next James Bond movie Spectre.
But he needs inspiration for what will be a highly-anticipated follow-up album.
‘I have been writing a little bit,’ he says. ‘Already I have a little bit of a direction of what I want to say and what I want to do and the sound, how I want things to sound, but there’s a long way to go.’