Sam Smith says making the Dancing With A Stranger video with Normani was a trigger for them to come in terms with their gender identity and to find enough courage to reveal it publicly. Sam added that this was the first song after their painful break up, but he did not want it to be a cry of a broken heart but an anthem of liberation, sexuality, flirting and spending nights in clubs having passionate interactions with people they would never see again. “The song launched me into a really beautiful space of writing and freedom. There’s a femininity within that song that has ignited a flame within me; it triggered the transition I’ve made into a non-binary person,” the singer added. Smith has received overwhelming support from the non-binary community, who hope that their announcement will bring greater awareness and understanding of non-binary people.