Sam Smith Promises His Music Will Always Be Sad Despite Being in Love (Exclusive)
By Jennifer Drysdale
Sam Smith has a style and he's sticking to it.
ET's Nischelle Turner and Cameron Mathison caught up with the 25-year-old singer on the red carpet at the GRAMMYs in New York City on Sunday, where he gushed about being in love with 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Flynn -- but said fans shouldn't expect him to be singing about it.
"It's good. Everything is really good. I'm in a really good place right now and just excited for the future," he beamed, revealing that while Flynn didn't walk the red carpet with him, he was "chilling in the back room [for] support" ahead of Smith's performance.
The four-time GRAMMY winner clearly couldn't be happier in his relationship with Flynn, but not happy enough to write happy songs.
"No, I'll never be that happy," he shared. "There's always some sadness to talk about."
"[And] I don't think it's sad. I think it's melancholy, you know? I just look at things in a melancholy way sometimes, which is, I think, really healthy, actually, as long as I don't bring it into my everyday life and keep it in the studio," he explained. "It's good."
"I listen to even sadder music, normally -- really deep stuff," Smith continued. "I'll send you the playlist, the breakup playlist."
And though Smith revealed he was "a little bit nervous" to take the stage at Sunday's awards show, he's certainly in good company. "I am excited to see Elton [John], I'm excited to see Lorde. I'm obsessed with her album. Yeah, everyone really. I watched Sting perform as well, which was out of control, so it's insane."
The GRAMMY Awards will air live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on CBS. See more on Smith and Flynn in the video below.