Sam Smith ‘hates’ his own song ‘Money On My Mind’

Singer also updates fans on progress of second album

Sam Smith has reflected on his debut album nearly two years on from its release, revealing that he is not completely happy with his record.

Smith released ‘In The Lonely Hour’ in May 2014, recently speaking to Billboard about its follow-up, which is in the works.

“It’s great,” he said. “It’s really deep (stuff) that’s coming out — that’s all I’ll say. Every day I’m having little epiphanies and changes and loving it. But all I can say is that I’m putting my heart even more out on the line. I’m going even deeper. I can’t believe I’m even doing it, but I’m going even deeper.”

Looking back on his debut, Smith admitted: “There’s a few songs I really hate, but then the core of the album, songs like ‘Stay With Me’ , ‘I’m Not The Only One’ — actually all the songs except ‘Money On My Mind’ — I really love and I’m really proud of the classic-ness of the way they sound, because I still listen to them now and I still love them. The music I’m making at the moment, it’s very much a beautiful little transition from there and it fits”.

The British singer revealed that he had been under pressure from his label for his music to be more dance-orientated.

He added: “As soon as ‘Latch’ [Disclosure collaboration] had a lot of success in the UK, my label and me had a little bit of a panic. We were like, ‘Maybe we should be doing dance?’ And that’s what I can hear on [my first] album — there’s two or three songs where I can hear the little wobble, but the rest of the album is what I set out to make from the beginning.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith has vowed to take a break from Twitter after coming under fire for mistakenly saying he was the “only openly gay man” to win an Oscar.