Sam Smith does what he does best on new single
It is a good day for Sam Smith fans and radio stations around the world, because one of their most played artists in recent memory has returned. The British singer-songwriter dropped his immensely successful debut record In The Lonely Hour back in 2014, producing hits like ‘Stay With Me’, ‘I’m Not The Only One’ and ‘Like I Can’. In 2015 he released the Bond soundtrack ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ which earned him an Oscar. Today he returned with his first release since that day, the brand new single ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, taken from his sophomore album, reportedly called TPH-50HR.
Anyone hoping Sam Smith would shake things up in terms of his sound, could basically stop reading here, because it ain’t happening anytime soon! Smith picks up exactly where he left off two years ago, but it would be harsh to say this is necessarily a bad thing, as it is the very thing that brought him loads of success. ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ is a soulful ballad about a break-up he went through. It is not the most original topic of course, but we got to give him credit for the beautiful way in which he worded things. “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. I’m way too good at goodbyes”,, he sings in the higher register of his voice, being fragile, but ready to move on. Of course halfway through the chorus, a gospel like choir joins in for the finishing touches. This for sure is a single that will please his fan base, but to keep the general public interested, he might need to shake things up a little soon.