The 28-year-old singer-songwriter mentioned on Monday’s episode of The Late Late Present with James Corden how popping out as non-binary has impacted their life and music.
In an Interview with Jameela Jamil’s I Weigh Interviews in March 2019, Smith introduced they determine as gender non-binary, saying, “I’m not male or feminine. I feel I float someplace in between.”
On The Late Late Present, Smith stated they’ve had a “great” expertise total since their popping out.
“I’ve at all times felt the way in which I felt, and having the ability to inform everybody that and really feel a lot extra open about sure components of my character and life has been completely unbelievable,” they stated.
Smith additionally shared the challenges they’ve confronted since popping out.
“It has been wonderful, nevertheless it’s additionally been actually, actually onerous to see all of the backlash and the quantity of individuals that also are so unsupportive of gender non-conforming individuals and trans individuals all around the globe,” the star stated.
“It is positively extra of a battle than I used to be anticipating, however I really feel good in my pores and skin, which is the prize,” they added.
Smith additionally stated their popping out has opened up and adjusted their music.
“I simply really feel permission now to point out all totally different sides of myself musically, whether or not it is dancing or who I am singing about or what I am singing about,” the singer stated.
“I simply really feel like I can present all of myself now and put all of myself into my music, whereas earlier than I positively felt scared to point out my femmeness, actually, to point out my femininity,” they added. “However now, now she’s out.”
Smith carried out their tune “Diamonds” on The Late Late Present. The tune seems on Smith’s third studio album Love Goes, launched in October.