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Sam Smith has had an incredible few years since his rise to fame in 2012, coming quite a distance from his first breakthrough song on Disclosure's "Latch."
However, he admits that the ride has definitely taken a bit of a toll on him, revealing to Deadline that he had hoped to take a year off this year...that is, until he found out he was nominated for an Academy Award.
"Obviously, the Oscars have changed stuff a little bit, because I was meant to just have the entire year off," he revealed. "I've learned some stuff about myself in the past few months, and the truth is, I can't take time off."
But don't get too excited just yet. He's in no rush to get more music out right now.
He continued, "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. I just want the music to be right, so at the moment I'm just trying to get back to a comfortable place."
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After being apart from them for several years, Smith also plans to spend some time at home with his family following the Oscars.
"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," he said. "Because I feel like I've missed out on their lives a bit the last few years, so that's my plan."
Essentially, he hopes to get back to the "core" of his writing, stepping out of the Hollywood spotlight for a bit to rediscover that inspiration.
"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."