After a week of teasing new music on social media, Sam Smith has finally unveiled his brand new song “Too Good At Goodbyes,” and boy was it worth the wait. The beautiful ballad marks Smith’s first song since 2015, following his collaboration with electronic-duo Disclosure for ‘Omen‘, and his Golden Globe and Oscar-winning James Bond ‘Spectre’ theme song: “Writings On The Wall.”
Sam revealed in an interview to Zane Lowe for Apple Music that Too Good at Goodbyes is a personal song about him coming out of a relationship:
“This song is about me and about a relationship I was in. This album actually is not all about me. There’s about four songs that are about me, and the rest are about different things and different people in my life and what they’ve gone through.”
“But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry/And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry. / 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.”
Too Good at Goodbyes will be the first single to be lifted from Smith’s forthcoming second studio album, which is tipped for release later this year. It will follow his hugely successful 2014 debut album In the Lonely Hour, which went on to win four GRAMMYS, including Song Of The Year for his smash hit “Stay With Me.”
Welcome back, Sam.