Take a look behind the making of the fun video.
Two weeks ago, Sam Smith dropped a dance-worthy music video for his latest single “How Do You Sleep?” The song has been a major hit with nearly 44 million streams on Spotify and the music video getting almost 52 million views on YouTube.
The song and music video seems like an evolution and new direction for Smith and his music brand. While the singer is known for his ballads, this song is more of a dance beat. This includes Smith and a group of backup dancers pulling out a few moves choreographed by Parris Goebel. Then with directing by Grant Singer, the viral video earned its internet recognition.
But again, it’s been two weeks since that initial video dropped, and now we get to see how it was made. Smith’s YouTube channel has released a Behind-The-Scenes video of how the music video was created.
In the video, Smith says he wanted to present his sexuality and fluid gender identity like never before.
“I think recently with coming to terms with my sexuality even more than I ever have and my gender more than I ever have, I think I felt this freedom to start moving in a way that’s just more confident. I was so scared before I got into the room. … I think jumping into your issues sometimes and your insecurities can really help.”
You can watch it unfold below.