Sam Smith And Brandon Flynn Broke Up, And Here’s Why That’s A GOOD Thing

Emily Gadsby
Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn broke up
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Admittedly, when I first heard that sensitive crooner Sam Smith and “13 Reasons Why” actor Brandon Flynn had pressed pause on their nine-month romance, I was upset. After well-loved staples of Hollywood romance like Channing Tatum/Jenna Dewan and Logic/Jessica Andrea called it quits in 2018, I definitely let my fan flame for #Smynn burn a little brighter, holding out hope that they could make their romance last.

Unfortunately, not even breaking the internet with their face/soul-sucking public make-out session could save Smith and Flynn from officially parting ways. 

Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn broke up

I’m never happy to see one of my favorite celebs down in the dumps while slogging through a breakup, but it’s obvious that Smith knows a thing or two about heartbreak. As my go-to singer-songwriter when I’m feeling blue, I’ll admit I got a little nervous when the “Too Good at Goodbyes” singer gushed to V Magazine about switching up his usual style. 

“On a personal level, I’m in a relationship right now and for the first time, I think I deserve to be happy,” said the English hitmaker. “I’m actually asking myself if I’m going to be writing some happy love songs soon.”

At the moment, Smith is the unquestionable leader of heartbreak anthems. Without him, what would we have left? Lil Xan dropping breakup bars like, “Let’s just fly away/Go away/If you broke my heart, I hope you go away/White Mercedes, whip it”? No thank you. With only two studio albums under his belt, I’m selfishly not ready for Smith to churn out peppy pop tunes at the height of his happiness. 

Listening to Smith’s achingly tender lyrics coupled with his impressive vocal range warms my cold, black heart. In a world full of SoundCloud rappers, is it wrong to want one of the only truly immersive artists left in the industry to retain his signature style?

Now, at least we can expect a breakup album.