One of the year’s most anticipated comebacks has arrived.
Celebrating an awfully painful talent to develop, Sam Smith returns with the brand new single, “Too Good at Goodbyes.”
Opening with sparse keys and then building with light claps, the English crooner shares a new page from his heart with the emotive ballad.
“Every time you hurt me the less that I cry / And every time you leave me the quicker these tears dry,” he sings on the chorus before being joined by a choir. “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 too good at goodbyes.”
Produced by Stargate and Jimmy Napes, the song was inspired by a past relationship. “This song is about a relationship I was in and it’s basically about getting good at getting dumped,” explained Smith. “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.”
Smith’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, which is due before Christmas, is rumored to be titled “TPH-50HR,” a reference to his childhood home. It will be his first full-length effort since 2014’s In the Lonely Hour.
To celebrate his return, Smith will perform new material for fans during a series of intimate shows in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin this month.
Take a listen to his comeback single below.