Oh, Sam Smith -- we feel your pain. Apparently, the "Stay With Me" singer may have recently split from his beau, Jonathan Zeizel, taking solace in a glass of red wine, Joni Mitchell and, we hope, some new tunes.
According to The Sun, Smith hinted at a breakup on stage in Toronto Tuesday when introducing one of his uber sad lovelorn tracks, "Good Thing."
“This song is very special for me today, as I’ve actually had to do a very similar thing with someone I’ve been seeing," he said, later posting a sad snap to Instagram that would make Grumpy Cat herself smile with approval. The caption read: "Sometimes you just need to lay in bed with a glass of red wine and a football T shirt and listen to Joni Mitchell. It's been a sad day. Beautiful show, but sad day x."
Despite the bummer that is breaking up, Smith told the paper that the split wasn't all bad -- at least when it comes to his music. “Hopefully I will find someone soon and when I do I think it will be a bit more difficult to sing songs because I will want to sing happy songs," he said. "Right now when I’m on stage I feel like it is good for me, it is like therapy every night."
A musician suffering for his art? Sounds about right. I mean, seriously, are there any good happy songs out there? I think Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" deftly answers that question.
Now that Smith and his dude are apparently over, we can't help but wonder... Will Sam be busting out any new tunes any time soon? Perhaps when he performs at the Grammys in February?
I mean, when he first got together with the dancer a few months back, he did say, “People need to realize I’m never going to be happy. The reason I do what I do is because I’m an artist who is always going to be blue about something... I’m going to go fall in love with as many people as I can and get my heart broken.”
So, uh, In The Lonely Hour -- Part 2? When can we expect it, Sam? In the meantime, we're sending you a river of wine and hugs.