Sam Smith Sings “Too Good at Goodbyes”


It is poignant, it is beautiful and it is something we can all relate too on some level or another. His newest song since the Oscar-winning “Writing’s On the Wall” single, Sam Smith brings us a piano-led spectacular piece which finds the singer moving away from a rather volatile relationship. This is one of the more personal songs that will be included in his upcoming LP. The new album will be delving deeper into his emotions, this particular song being about a relationship he was in. Most of the songs are not going to be about the artist himself but those around him and what they have been experiencing. But in “Too Good at Goodbyes,” the lyrics are almost haunting. There is such sadness to it, as well as a numbness that washes over you. “But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry/And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry,” he sings, soulfully. “And every time you walk out, the less I love you/Baby we don’t stand a chance/It’s sad, but it’s true.” It sounds like a doomed relationship from the start, lacking in the essentials to keep it together.

The British singer and songwriter has not yet given us an album title or release date, so we shall merely wait patiently, or impatiently, and enjoy the little morsels offered to us in the form of soul-reaching, deep and powerful songs. We do know that there will be two versions though; one with 10 tracks and one with 14, and it will be available before Christmas rolls around. We can expect a duet and maybe a collaboration as well. If the rest of the songs have the same ability to tamper with our feelings, it’s going to be worth the wait.