Sam: "Album is inspired by Iraq"

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Sam Smith: My new album is inspired by my time in Iraq

  • Singer Sam Smith says his song-writing has been inspired by Iraq.

    The Oscar-winning performer spent time in Mosul, northern Iraq, to learn about injustices in the world while penning his latest songs.

    “I spent five days in Mosul and came back ­embarrassed that I had known so little about the world and other people’s lives,” he told Billboard magazine.

  • Sam continued: “I went back to that great Nina Simone quote, that it is important to speak about the times you live in.

    “I hadn’t done that; I’d just written a bunch of songs about love.

    “So I wanted to write about how I’m now starting to open my eyes, at 25, to what is going on in the rest of the world, and that it’s not always pretty.”

 

 

 

 

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/10/06/sam-smith-my-new-album-is-inspired-by-my-time-in-iraq/

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:toofunny2:....... I'm still open to the album itself 

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.....he spent five days in Iraq and wrote a whole album about it? :rip:

Unless I'm misunderstanding and he went back to spend more time there lol

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it better be good as Half-Light

 

 

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6 minutes ago, IBeMe said:

I spent five days in Mosul and came back ­embarrassed that I had known so little about the world and other people’s lives

I'm sorry but this is so :rip: 

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Sounds like an amazing album :duca::duca:

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I'm sorry but that whole 5 day trip thing is so pretentious. :rip:

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But the singles don't show that Samantha! :huh:

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7 minutes ago, IBeMe said:
  • “So I wanted to write about how I’m now starting to open my eyes, at 25, to what is going on in the rest of the world, and that it’s not always pretty.”

Took him 25 years!? Privilege is a hell of a drug. :deadbanana3:

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3 minutes ago, Jacobdaniel said:

.....he spent five days in Iraq and wrote a whole album about it? :rip:

Unless I'm misunderstanding and he went back to spend more time there lol

His last album was about an imaginary boy so at least this happened 

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5 days n. Good for Sam :clap3: 

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So he's 25 and didn't know about how ****ed up and ****ty the world and life can be for the less fortuned. Ok. 

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It seriously took him 25 years to realize how cruel and unfair the world is? Sheesh. 

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“So I wanted to write about how I’m now starting to open my eyes, at 25, to what is going on in the rest of the world, and that it’s not always pretty.”

 

I see you, Sam :gaycat3:

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This is umm much lol. 

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 Sam, his Witness era is upon us

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 Sam, his Witness era is upon us

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Yall be so negative 

 

idc for him but 5 days in a completely foreign environment for someone like him isn’t short 

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25 minutes ago, Daddy said:

So he's 25 and didn't know about how ****ed up and ****ty the world and life can be for the less fortuned. Ok. 

He was so comfortable living in a bubble bubble :cm:

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Yeah he's super sheltered and ignorant beyond his own privileged life - he's made that evident in the past.

One of his friends got racially abused and he was like super shocked at it as if it isn't an everyday occurrence and racism ended in the 60s.

 

His statements still kinda reek of ignorance but I can't knock him for trying to be a better person.

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Girls cut him some slack...remember how he thought Mexico was in Europe? Homegirl is a little dense...at least he is now trying, learning and not afraid to admit that he is rather ignorant :emofish: 

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So..it will bomb?

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