Sam Smith has revealed he chose to release 'I'm Not The Only One' as a single because he thinks it will help to promote his album rather than just being a radio hit.
Sam Smith wanted to make a statement with his new single.
The 22-year-old star recently released the third song from his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' as a single and he's revealed he chose 'I'm Not The Only One' because he wanted to prove that he's not just interested in having hits.
Quizzed on why he decided on that track, he explained: ''I listened to the fans and I wanted to put something out that people love. I love it too - it's one of my favourites on the record.
''I just wanted to bring out a song that is classic and that had longevity to it. If you listed to the record, there's a few songs on there I actually think would be safer bets to go in terms of radio, but I wanted to make a statement.''
The 'Stay Wit Me' hitmaker added: ''I also want people to know that I'm not doing it to have big radio hits. I want people to buy into the album and I feel like 'I'm Not The Only One' is an album seller.''
Meanwhile, Sam also confessed that he wrote the song about a woman he knows who refuses to leave her cheating husband.
When asked if he found it difficult writing a song from the woman's shoes, he told Digital Spy: ''It came really naturally! The person I wrote it with, we both know them and we just vibed off each other. We both had really strong opinions on what the woman was doing.
''It's quite a complex song. When you listen to it you think it's just bashing a guy for cheating, but it's not, it actually talks more about how the woman's a mug.
''She knows she's not the only one, but she's never going to leave. I think that's wrong.''