Sam Smith could use some time off!
The 23-year-old singer has been busy making music for the past few years, but now he's opening up about why he just wants a break.
In a recent interview with Deadline, Sam revealed that he had intended to take this year off, but then his song "Writing's on the Wall" that was the "Spectre" theme song became Academy Award nominated.
"Obviously, the Oscars have changed stuff a little bit, because I was meant to just have the entire year off," he said. "Ive learned some stuff about myself in the past few months, and the truth is, I can't take time off."
Call him a workaholic, but he further gave an example of how he couldn't take time away from making music.
"The day after New Years Eve, even though I was insanely hungover, I just went straight into the studio. But I haven't got a plan to release anything as of yet, and I don't think I want to release anything for a bit," he shared. "I just want the music to be right, so at the moment I'm just trying to get back to a comfortable place, and actually, the last few days I've had a massive breakthrough with a few songs and the place that I'm writing them with Jimmy Naples, it's amazing."
It sounds like it may take some time for him to perfect the next album.
"I'm just trying to get to the bones, to the core of what I want to say in this next record. That's my plan," he added.
As for his immediate plans, Sam will be taking time for himself.
"I'm trying to live as well a little bit, and I think next month I'm going to force myself to just stay at home and see my mum and dad and my sisters, because I feel like I've missed out on their lives a bit the last few years, so that's my plan," he continued. "When I go to these big events it's amazing, but you know, this year for me is my time to just pretend like all of that never happened and then walk back into it."
Sam will walk right into the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016, but the real question is if he will walk out as a winner.
In addition to his four Grammys, Sam had to find room for a Golden Globe as he won that statue for "Writing's on the Wall" so an Oscar would definitely complete his collection!
When Sam first found out that he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song, he posted a photo of his reaction.
"This is my Oscar Nomination face. Unreal. Freaking out. Thank you Academy - Thank You Thank You Thank You," he wrote as the caption.
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