Sam Smith Re-Releases “Stay With Me” to Reflect Non-Binary Identity

Singer Sam Smith celebrates the tenth anniversary of their hit single "Stay With Me" by releasing a re-recorded version that reflects their non-binary identity and journey towards self-discovery.

Sam Smith is celebrating the tenth anniversary of their hit single “Stay With Me” by releasing a re-recorded version that reflects their non-binary identity. The musician, who came out as non-binary in 2019, shared the updated version of the song on social media, expressing their excitement and gratitude for the opportunity to revisit the past.

In the new version, Smith has changed the lyrics from “Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a one-night stand” to “Guess it’s true, I’m not good at a love that’s bland.” This small but significant change reflects Smith’s journey towards self-discovery and acceptance of their non-binary identity.

In a statement, Smith shared their thoughts on the re-recording, saying, “It’s beautiful to know that sometimes, we can change the past. This new version of ‘Stay With Me’ represents who I am now and allows me to let go of the past. It’s a powerful feeling to be able to revisit a song that has meant so much to me and make it even more personal.”

“Stay With Me” was released in 2014 and became an instant hit, earning Smith multiple Grammy nominations and winning Song of the Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The song’s emotional lyrics and Smith’s soulful vocals struck a chord with listeners, making it a career-defining single for the musician.

Smith’s decision to re-record the song comes at a time when the music industry is becoming more inclusive and accepting of non-binary and gender-nonconforming artists. By releasing a new version of “Stay With Me” that reflects their non-binary identity, Smith is not only honoring their own journey but also paving the way for more representation and visibility in the music industry.

Fans of Smith have been eagerly anticipating the re-recording of “Stay With Me” and have taken to social media to express their excitement and support. The new version is a testament to Smith’s growth and evolution as an artist and a person, and it serves as a reminder that it’s never too late to embrace and celebrate one’s true self.

As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of “Stay With Me,” let us also celebrate Smith’s courage and authenticity in sharing their journey with the world. The re-recorded version of the song is a beautiful reminder that sometimes, we can rewrite our own stories and create a better, more inclusive future.

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