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  • #61
    Having same sex couples in your video is like saying i told one of my friends that I am gay over actually telling EVERYONE YOU ARE gay btw. Not that that point really matters.

    John Legend also had the same thing in his and he ain't gay.

    But the moment where he held the boy was nice and also very forward for a top pop male star. Adam lambert kissed a guy on stage in 2009 and got destroyed so do not assume that what he did in this clip did not involve so much bravery and also he wasn't holding some of it before
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    • #62
      It’s good but not so instant for me and I’m not mad on the ‘drop’.
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      • #63
        the song is average, the drop is cheap and I don't like the video. Bring back the "Dancing With a stranger" quality
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        • #64
          I am following Sam since the begining of the ''In the Lonely Hour'' era and I always wanted to see him doing something like this! It was time and you can saw this coming since Promises with Calvin Harris last year, I wish DWAS was a SOLO song where he can showcast his dance and free expressions (STILL WAITING FOR THE SOLO VERSION TBH) and this pop-oriented sound was something I always expected to make and I'm SO ******* GLAD that he's doing this, it shows a grow in him, something like MNEK done in the Colour video, dance, expession, the point is: WHY IS BAD FOR A OPENLY GAY SINGER TO MAKE THINGS LIKE THIS? Every gay singer has showcased his flirty-sexy side from George Michael, Ricky Martin, Will Young, Ari Gold, Colton Ford, Adam Lambert, Steve Grand, Troye Sivan, Olly Alexander from Years & Years, MNEK, to name a few and nobody complained about it or y'all thought that Sam will make sad-ballads forever? Level up guys...
          Last edited by basticasas; Sat July 20th, 2019, 01:51.

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          • #65
            The video is gold! I love the ending!

            I can't wait to hear what the rest of the album holds if this and DWAS are on it.
            thank u, next

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            • #66
              I wanna see him do this live
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              • #67
                I love this. Just bought it on iTunes.. What a great track! - I hope it will be a success for him! Sam deserves this!
                Mainshow Goes Diva: Kylie Minogue

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                • #68
                  This is absolutely amazing and a perfect DWAS follow up. Can’t wait for the album
                  You say that I must eat so many lemons, cos I am so Bitt-er

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                  • #69
                    Ooooooo Samantha this is cute.

                    I’ll forgive him now for being sick for the Billboard DWAS performance
                    Originally posted by snoh aalegra


                    - Ugh, those feels again

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                    • #70
                      Regarding the song itself: I have to say that Sam Smith is very hit and miss for me. There are two songs of his I really like (the Bond song and 'Promises'), while many, especially the slower ones, are just average at best. I like that he's releasing a bit more uptempo songs lately - they suit his voice. 'How Do You Sleep?' has good moments, especially in the chorus, but it can't fully convince me - I feel like the idea could've been executed in a better way. The drop doesn't really add anything positive to the song and I feel like the song could've profited from a 3rd verse, a c-part or something before the final chorus. I won't change the station if it's played on the radio, but it's nothing I would choose as my favorite song at a party ;) .
                      Regarding the music video: It was not what I was expecting for the song. I would've imagined a big city or party scenario and Sam Smith looking at it in a melancholic way - like sitting in a car watching all the bright lights etc. passing by and him thinking of his love matters instead. I have to say that I totally get where Mainshow is arguing from: In an ideal world, homosexuality is nothing more than a sexual preference that says nothing about a person's political interests, his/her hobbies or his choice of fashion. LGBT opponents believe that there is a certain gay 'lifestyle' that indicates that once you're a man who's into men, you're supposed to represent all those existing clichés. Especially in the pop music world, there are a couple of homosexual musicians, but I can only think of Ricky Martin as a man who represents the more masculine side of homosexual manhood. It's mostly homosexual teenagers who need public rolemodels that tell them that they can be who they wanna be - and this also means that they don't need to be 'flamboyant' in order to have allies in the LGBT community. To sum it up, 'free openly out' can be misinterpreted, though I don't think that it was @'Loveguru's intention to offend anyone.

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                      Don't need hindsight
                      I'll make my emotions clear
                      And then disappear
                      With one strike
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                      • #71
                        I love the video. And I agree with [MENTION=22521]Loveguru[/MENTION] here. Yes, there were "gay" songs before. Most noticeable "HIM".
                        But this video shows a part we haven't seen before and surely not from his singles. No one is gonna miss this time he is gay.
                        Yes, @Mathematician not every gay man acts like this, but for those who have this side, it's way harder to find role models and find artists that will break down walls. So I applaude Sam Smith for this.
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                        • #72
                          His best song since 'Latch' with Disclosure. The choreography in the video is great: very stylish and elegant, and I love the lighting. I might check for him again this era around if the other material is of this quality.

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                          • #73
                            Mariah Carey tweeted she loves the song.
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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by RayRay View Post
                              Mariah Carey tweeted she loves the song.
                              Mariah Approved
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                              • #75
                                Ok. I LOVE this!! I've loved his last 3 singles!

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                                • #76
                                  Wait... Issa bop.
                                  Love everything about this!
                                  Just a DEVIANT, PERTURBED, DERANGED, MACABRE, MANIAC, LUNATIC, IRRATIONAL PSYCHO-TO-BE.

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                                  • #77
                                    This slayS
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                                    • #78
                                      Originally posted by Mainshow View Post
                                      There are many factors which could have influenced his decision to come up with this release. He lost a lot of weight and was insecure about his body before. That might have been an issue why he didn't dance in front of a camera before. Also, based on the lyrics, we can speculate that his last relationship wasn't healthy. People can change. Artists evolve. He could have been a very free and openly gay artist before but after doing so many ballads, he thought that it was time to try something new (especially since "Promises" was a global hit) and Sam's really excited about this release because it's an unusual choice for a single, the music video is different (we had same-sex couples in "Too Good At Goodbyes" music video too and Sam was intimate with a male person as well).

                                      The fact that I don't agree with your statement that this release feels like his first release as a free gay artist doesn't take away the fact that this song is something new for Sam and that he's rally happy about it.

                                      Many artists evolve with their third album, tasting the waters after cementing her status in the industry.

                                      Sam just seems very happy and confident, imo, and this can have a lot of different reasons.

                                      He has always been a free and openly gay artist. He just shows a sldifferent side/aspect of it with "Promises" and this release.

                                      However, I agree with you saying his free, open and liberated.
                                      But as I said, it might have been caused by a variety of aspects and sure, his sexuality is part of it, but he has been vocal about his sexuality before his debut so that I personally think his feeling of being free must have been caused by many different reasons.


                                      hope this clarifies it for you
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                                      • #79
                                        https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=UAGMD6pnAmI

                                        Would love to hear your thoughts, critique, feelings on my cover of HDYS My apologies if this is not allowed, Ill delete my post again in that case THX !!

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                                        • #80
                                          I like the drop in this but I can't really vibe to it.
                                          I am the maniac, I am the ghoul
                                          I'm in the shadows in the corners of my room

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                                          • #81
                                            I'm still inlove with this BUT isn't this slightly underperforming in the UK? Not even top 10 in the second week.

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                                            • #82
                                              Airplay needs to pick up I guess. It's already Top 10 on spotify so it will get there eventually.
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                                              • #83
                                                Originally posted by dylonj View Post
                                                I'm still inlove with this BUT isn't this slightly underperforming in the UK? Not even top 10 in the second week.
                                                Expected to go top ten this weekend

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                                                • #84
                                                  Is this underperforming?
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                                                  • #85
                                                    It's not doing as good as Dancing With A Stranger yet but better than anything from his last album except the first single and peaked at #7 so far in the UK. It is still Top 10 Spotify WW and above 3m daily streams so it's definitely not doing bad. He never was a frontloaded artist
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                                                    • #86
                                                      Originally posted by spiritboy View Post
                                                      Is this underperforming?
                                                      In the age of the Spotify instant urban hit (oh hey there Lil Tecca, didn't see you walk in ) i'd say it's a miracle whenever any pop song becomes at least a top 10 hit officially.

                                                      It's doing good, but yes its not the big hit it deserves to be.

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                                                      • #87
                                                        It’s a slow burner at best.. especially with him not doing tv promo, I don’t expect this to be a big hit anyway

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                                                        • #88
                                                          This deserves better tbh, one of the best singles he has ever released.
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                                                          • #89
                                                            I kinda want him to rehearse and perform this a few times, I am interested to see how he will put the choreo into performances in a way

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                                                            • #90
                                                              Originally posted by BeeBoy View Post
                                                              It's not doing as good as Dancing With A Stranger yet but better than anything from his last album except the first single and peaked at #7 so far in the UK. It is still Top 10 Spotify WW and above 3m daily streams so it's definitely not doing bad. He never was a frontloaded artist
                                                              How Do You Sleep matched Too Good at Goodbyes peak in the UK. Is #7 in this week chart.

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