Sam Smith Needs to ‘Kiss Some More Boys’ So He Can Write More Songs

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His James Bond theme song for 'Spectre' was pretty popular.

So, that’s the secret behind Sam Smith‘s success.

After taking a little break from the music industry to repair his vocal chords, the “Writing’s On the Wall” singer will embark on a much-need career hiatus.

During his appearance on Ellen on Friday (Nov. 6, 2015), Smith tells Ellen DeGeneres that he’ll take a much longer break to focus on his personal life. So, after the daytime host suggested that he would take a year off to basically do “nothing,” the 23-year-old cheekily replied:

It’s actually a really recent decision. This could change. I change my mind all the time, but I kind of decided a few months ago that I need to have a little bit of a break. Because my music is so personal and I need to live my life. I basically need to kiss some more boys so I can write some songs.

Smith recently told ET that it’s a good time for him to “go home and just live his life and be a 23-year-old.” Hey, if a hiatus is what he needs to give us another amazing album, he’s got our full support. For now we can listen to him while we watch Spectre.