News Pop / Rock 14/09/2017

Elton John Talks Exclusively To Sam Smith For Attitude Magazine

Elton John Talks Exclusively To Sam Smith For Attitude Magazine

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) In a world exclusive, Sir Elton John talks to Sam Smith for the October issue of Attitude Magazine - Sam's first print interview ahead of the release of his second album and new single, 'Too Good at Goodbyes'.

In the interview, which took place at Elton John's home in the South of France, the music legend talks openly with the phenomenally successful solo star about a variety of topics including music, fame, sex, coming out, gay culture, Elton's clubbing days in 1970s America and recording songs in the shower!

In the interview, Elton describes Sam's new album as "personal" and "warm and sexy" while Sam reveals the creative struggles he encountered: "There was a period, when making the record, that I was in a really bad place. I got dumped, which wasn't very nice. Writing music about that kind of thing is normally like therapy for me, but when I got dumped this time round I just couldn't write for about two months. My team had to force me to get into the studio, because I almost felt as if I didn't want to do it any more. So, there were moments on there where it got a bit intense and I started to lose myself."

Elton asks Sam about writing the theme song, 'Writing's on the Wall', for the James Bond film, 'Spectre'. Elton also describes his relationship with fellow musician Rod Stewart and their friendly rivalry throughout their careers.

Sam's 2014 debut album, 'In the Lonely Hour', has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. The James Bond theme, 'Writing's on the Wall', is the only theme song from the film franchise to hit the Number 1 spot in the UK and won Sam an Oscar for 'Best Original Song'.

Says Darren Styles, publisher of Attitude: "Sam Smith's debut was extraordinary on every level, both musically and in terms of reach and reaction. He is a phenomenon in our community and, faced with the prospect of a global exclusive interview, we needed an interviewer of status who'd walked the same path. It could only be Elton John, who very graciously allowed us to crash his holiday home in Nice as he was as keen to hear the new songs as the rest of us. And only Attitude can tell you how that went..."
The October issue of Attitude Magazine is out on Thursday 14th September, available from all good newsagents or to download to phone or tablet from

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

Most read news of the week
Moth Wings Drop The Guitars For Chilled Out New Single "Sleepy Eyes"
Veritas "Truth In Hope" Feature By Marcus Hathcock; Your Review Copy Of Hope Survives Album By Veritas Releasing Today!
'Hand In Hand' Hurricane Relief Telethon Raises Over $44 Million
Deluxe Edition Of Norah Jones' Acclaimed Album "Day Breaks" Set For October 27 Release
Fergie Drops 'You Already Know' Video With Nicki Minaj
Milwaukee's Telethon Debut Video For "Succinct, The Optimist"; 'The Great Spontanean: A Tale Told In Five Acts' Out September 29 On Halloween Records
Eljuri Releases Her Provocative Bilingual Music Video Against Gun Violence, 'Bangbang'
The Game Pays Tribute To 2Pac With 'Haven 4 A Gangster'
International DJ/Producer Manuel Riva Releases "Sacred Touch (Ft. Misha Miller)" Via Radikal Records
Nightrage Sign With Alpha Omega Management, To Tour With Firewind In December!
Maxwell Teases Next Album, Releases 'More Gods' Video Remix
Touch The Sky By Lord Conrad New Music Single Is Literally Touching The Sky With The Phenomenal Reception Worldwide
BluesFest 2017 / Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Chris Isaak And More
Jessie J Confirms New Album 'R.O.S.E.' And Single Details
Deborah Cox's "Let The World Be Ours Tonight" Tops Billboard Magazine's Dance Club Songs Chart

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0232689 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0072567462921143 secs
Members Area