NEWS / Sam Smith learned to become a "natural liar" by blagging sweets from his parents as a child.
The singer had to master the art of secrecy when he was selected to perform the soundtrack for 2015 James Bond movie Spectre. News Sam would be behind the track leaked before it was made official, which meant the star had to pretend it was all just gossip. Luckily, it didn't prove tough for the cheeky con-artist.
"I was told to deny (it), so that's what I did," he grinned to Britain's Heat magazine. "I'm a naturally good liar - it's bad isn't it? As a kid, I mastered it, trying to get sweets from my mum and dad. I'm not proud of it."
While Sam may have been partial to sweet treats as a tot, fans are unlikely to see him indulging these days. He's lost a lot of weight recently and plans to keep it that way.
"It's going to be a battle for the rest of my life," he sighed. "It's not like it's this horrible diet that kills me - if I want to have something bad, I do it. I just have to stay on top of it."
Sam, 23, allowed himself a bit of a break over the festive period, however he is writing songs and has even come up with the title for his next album.
He's also trying not to let a quest for romance get in the way of his music. "Before I'd think I'd want it to be more romantic, but I just want to hang out now," he recently told ET of how his perfect date has changed over time. "That's kind of it, just hang out.
"(It's difficult because) you maybe don’t know people's intentions... At the same time I have never had a boyfriend in my life. So I don't know any different. So that's kind of a blessing I guess." (Bron: DeMorgen)
The exciting new album features an exclusive new track “Drowning Shadows”, co-written by Smith and Fraser T. Smith and produced by Jimmy Napes and Steve Fitzmaurice. “Drowning Shadows” elegantly opens the second disc of the extended edition and is a stripped back, heart wrenching ballad that debuts Sam’s impressive vocals over cascading strings and piano. “The Drowning Shadows Edition” also includes Sam Smith’s breath-taking covers of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Love Is A Losing Game’ and Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know?’ alongside collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Mary J Blige and John Legend.
Sam Smith approaches the end of 2015 in celebratory style having sold over 9 million copies worldwide of his debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which notched up a record-breaking 69 consecutive week in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 – the longest unbroken run ever for a debut album. Sam has gone from newcomer to international superstar having now earnt four No.1 UK singles, four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, six MOBO Awards, GQ’s Solo Artist of the Year, Q and AMA Awards.
Sam Smith also announced recently that he is the latest in a long line of superstars to sing the James Bond theme song. Smith has released “Writing’s On The Wall”, the bond theme song for the forthcoming ‘Spectre’ film making it the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.