British singer Sam Smith is having a good year: Not only with his popular music, but also on the romantic side, with his much-talked about relationship with 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Flynn.

In a new interview, Sam opens up about their relationship, his dreams, and coming to grips with being a gay man.

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Sam and Brandon [Photos: Deposit Photos, KobbyDagan / Netflix]

Sam Smith is a 25-year-old successful British singer and Grammy award winner. He came out publicly as gay back in 2014, and in an interview with V Magazine, where he was interviewed by none other than Sarah Jessica Parker, he says he only became a “properly gay man” in recent years – and his second album demonstrates that.

“When I wrote the first album, I was in love with a straight man, he didn’t love me back, and I was very comfortable in my longing. With this record, I became a gay man. I started having proper relationships with men. Sometimes they were in the wrong and treated me in a bad way, and sometimes I was in the wrong.”

Sam also talks of a day in his past when he sat down to draw his dreams. “I drew myself performing in the O2 Arena in the U.K., a Grammy, me with children and a husband”, he says. “I almost feel like I manifested it. Your imagination is a powerful thing – use it, run wild with it. Who knows what will happen.”

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A few of my favorite things from 2017, as shit as some of it was can't help but see all the good! Hoping 2018 is full of ups and downs as well… saw Call Me By Your Name today and couldn't help myself… "In your place, if there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out, don’t be brutal with it. Withdrawal can be a terrible thing when it keeps us awake at night, and watching others forget us sooner than we’d want to be forgotten is no better. We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of 30 and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything—what a waste!”

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And of his current relationship, with Brandon Flynn? While, as usual, Sam doesn’t mention him by name – he says the relationship might actually change his music.

“I’m in a relationship right now and for the first time, I think I deserve to be happy. I’m actually asking myself if I’m going to be writing some happy love songs soon.”