Sam Smith has returned with new music and though some fans have commented on his different appearance, his vocals are happily the same. The soulful crooner dropped the new single “Too Good at Goodbyes” that quickly climbed the YouTube trends and currently has more than three million views. “Too Good at Goodbyes” is the first single off of Smith’s highly anticipated second album TPH-50HR. You may listen to “Too Good at Goodbyes” in the video player below.
Sporting shortly cropped hair and a thinner frame, many have commented on social media about Smith’s weight loss with some saying the singer is nearly unrecognizable. The video for “Too Good at Goodbyes” was shot in black and white and there are stark visuals of Smith singing interspersed with imagery of a decaying bouquet of flowers. The visuals provide the perfect backdrop for the melancholy lyrics and Smith’s hauntingly raw vocals.
Fans are loving the song, though many have expressed the emotion Smith delivers has moved them, even to tears.
There is a great onslaught of new music currently being released. Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, and Zayn are just a few who have new albums to be released soon. It seems that Grammy season is going to be busy and Sam Smith clearly has a shot at winning more awards.
Sam Smith spoke about the meaning behind the lyrics and stated that it was about the end of a relationship he was in. Smith came out as gay in 2014 and stated that the end of his relationship with Jonathan Zeizel was the catalyst for his Grammy-award winning album In The Lonely Hour. It’s unclear who inspired TPH-50HR, but if Smith’s track record stays the course, he just may win another Grammy.
TWO MORE DAYS. Attempting to cook to distract myself x pic.twitter.com/TILieOjINR
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) September 6, 2017
Don’t expect every song on TPH-50HR to be about a broken heart; though. According to Sam Smith, he wrote songs that were personal about his life, and then some that were about various people close to the singer and some of their experiences. He explained the album is about the storytelling aspect of various situations he has experienced.
Smith took a two-year hiatus and the singer explained that during that time, he needed to process the changes he experienced due to fame. Sam Smith indicated that during his hiatus he was able to strengthen his personal relationships with friends and family. Speaking of the differences between In The Lonely Hour and TPH-50HR, he said that in TPH-50HR he is more grown up and the album is much rawer than the previous one.
What do you think of Sam Smith’s new single “Too Good at Goodbyes?”