So Olly came out. I previously convinced myself he's straight even though he dropped a hint on "Real". Now I love him even more! <3DT: In “Memo”, you sing and write from a gay perspective about romance and heartbreak between two men.
OA: I’m definitely writing from that perspective. There’s a choice when you write a song with how you talk about someone else. I watched Joni Mitchell do this interview where she said songwriting became easier when she started writing about “you and me.”
DT: So are you going to pull a Sam Smith and have a big interview to come out, or will you just let people listen to your songs to figure it out?
OA: This has only been a thing recently. I’ve done a few interviews and been like “I’m gay and I’m singing about my boyfriends.” I guess for a lot of people you need to say something before they’re really accepting of it.
DT: Do you think you being gay might disappoint the female fans fawning over you?
OA: There are a lot of gay artists with a lot of young female fans who love them just as much after they’ve come out.