The poignant and soothing visuals chronicles romantic breakdown as it sees some distraught couples consoling each other before saying goodbye.
Following his triumphant comeback with “Too Good at Goodbyes”, Sam Smith has now released a stirring music video for the romantic song. Directed by Luke Monaghan, the clip begins with the English singer crooning in a recording studio before some distraught couples appear onscreen.
The couples are struggling to bid farewell to their lovers. As Sam sings, the video cycles through a number of anguished scenes, including distraught couples who kiss while crying and a boxer who takes out his distress on a punching bag. The “Writing’s on the Wall” hitmaker is also seen hugging his male lover in the visuals, which ends with a soothing image of Sam looking over a city on a park bench.
“Too Good at Goodbyes” is the first single off Sam’s upcoming sophomore album, which follows up 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour”. It also marks the crooner’s first release in almost two years. In a recent interview, Sam said of the track, “This song is about a relationship I was in and it’s basically about getting good at getting dumped. It’s been a long while since I’ve put any music out and I feel that this first single sets the tone of what is to come.”
He also shared that his new album would be inspired by the lessons he learned from his and other people’s relationships. “People are gonna see, this one as I’ve said is about me and something that I’ve gone through,” he said. “What I’ve been through relationship wise the last year has made me a lot stronger and I feel like I’ve learned some lessons from it.”
“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,” the singer added. “Different in my opinions on different things. I wanted to welcome people back in and I want it to be about my voice and about the storytelling of something that I’ve gone through.”
Sam just wrapped up his four-city tour in support of “Too Good at Goodbyes”. He kicked off the intimate gig in Los Angeles on September 11. He visited New York and London before concluding it in Berlin on September 18.