Sam Smith’s new self-worth hymn, “Love Me More.” “I felt like that for the longest time and slowly I’m learning how to just be nice to myself,” Smith says about the song.
Sam Smith is learning to love themselves and sharing their experience with us. In the song video, the singers perform the anthem “Love Me More” while they reflect on their upbringing and professional start. We’re driven to tears in typical Sam Smith way – not because we’re sad, but because the video is stunning.
“I wrote this song for anyone who feels different, anyone who has to stop themselves every day from saying unkind things to themselves, in their head, all the time,” Smith said in a statement. “I felt like that for the longest time and slowly I’m learning how to just be nice to myself. I wanted to share that because I captured it in this song. Over the last two years, music has been my therapy more than ever. So I hope this song can be your friend.”
The music video begins with a montage of clips from Smith’s upbringing and early career, before Smith pays homage to their breakout smash “Stay With Me” by walking down some stairs, just like they did in the video for that song. The track then transforms into a self-empowering anthem.
They sing, “Have you ever felt like you were someone else/Feeling like the mirror isn’t healthy for your health.” “Every day I strive not to hate myself/But it doesn’t hurt as much as it used to/Perhaps I’m growing to love myself more.”
Smith is shown dancing and having a good time at a party with other LGBT people in the video.
For several days, Smith has been teasing the new single. They started with a black-and-white video of themselves singing the tune, captioned “Soon x.”
In another video, they teased the song’s development alongside Jimmy Napes, saying, “There’s something really lovely and serendipitous about us coming together and recording this record.”
Smith last worked with Summer Walker on the Dear Evan Hansen album tune “You Will Be Found.” In 2020, he released his two-part LP Love Goes, which included the singles “Diamonds,” “Dancing with a Stranger,” and “I’m Ready,” which he co-wrote with Demi Lovato.