Sam Smith has opened up about the insane conspiracy theory regarding themself and fellow British pop star Adele.
Over the last few years, the powerhouse entertainers have made their mark on the music sphere with their soulful voices and heartbreaking albums.
While the two talents have created their own lanes in the industry, the Grammy-winning artists have constantly been compared by fans and critics.
However, the Smith and Adele comparisons took a bizarre turn in 2018 when some fans claimed that the two beloved talents were the same person.
Two pieces of “evidence” that went viral across social media was a slowed-down version of Adele’s hit single Hello, which fans said sounded exactly like the Dancing With A Stranger singer.
Fans also claimed that Smith’s sped-up vocals on Stay With Me sounded similar to the Someone Like You singer’s iconic vocals.
In addition to the aforementioned tracks, people argued that Smith and Adele were the same person because they never attended the same event.
“When Adele disappears, Sam Smith shows up, when Sam Smith disappears Adele shows up……never seen them in a room together either,” one user wrote on Twitter.
Over the years, the Too Good At Goodbyes singer has refrained from acknowledging the bizarre rumour… until now.
During a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, the Unholy artist described the theory as “the craziest rumour” they have heard about themselves.
“Everyone seems to think that I’m Adele in drag because we’ve never been seen in the same room together,” they joked.
“And if you slow down her voice, it sounds maybe a bit like mine. So people think that we’re the same person, and I’m just in drag right now.”
Smith’s interview comes a few days before the release of their fourth studio album Gloria.
The record, which will include Love Me More and the Kim Petras-assisted collaboration Unholy, is set to drop on 27 January.
In their announcement for Gloria, the beloved talent said they were “feeling overwhelmed and emotional as I start to let go” of the album and “hand this work over to you”.
“It has been magical in every way to make this piece of music,” they added, “and by giving this record to you, I am giving you part of my heart and soul.”
Watch the full clip from Smith’s interview below.
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