It would seem that spur of the moment, overnight Twitter drops are becoming the norm for musician and artist alike; having the upper hand surprise tactic must be working well for numbers.

Tonight's release? The long awaited single from UK crooner, Sam Smith. 

I can't be the only one who was wondering where the heck he dropped off to. Hard to believe, but it's been two years since his last solo release, dating back to his 2015 debut album 'Writing's On The Wall'. I think we can all agree, it's about damn time. I'll say this, I am not the least bit surprised that he came back with what I would coin an instant classic, the man is undeniably talented. Maybe I'm biased, I am a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, but I think anyone with a working heart will feel the strings begin to pull with this hit. Already climbing the charts, I have no doubt that Smith will be back to claim his seat at the top of the billboard charts. 

Announcement of the release of 'Too Good At Goodbyes", Sam's first single off his sophomore album, came at 9pm via his official twitter account:

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Picking back up right where he left off, Smith continues to bring the soft haunting melodies of lost loves and breaking hearts, this time with the positions reversed and the beat a bit more nuance

With lines like,

"I know you're thinking I'm heartless
I know you're thinking I'm cold
I'm just protecting my innocence
I'm just protecting my soul"


"Baby, we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true
I'm way too good at goodbyes"

One thing is painstakingly true, this time around Sam is the one doing the leaving. I think the message of this song speaks to emotional vulnerability and the thin line that we cross when deciding whether to let go or keep holding on to someone, at the expense of our own heartbreak. On the other end, something can be said of the person's emotional maturity when lines like

"I'm never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
'Cause every time I open up, it hurts

suggest that the loss of love is premature and may be a result of the person deflecting their own insecurities into the relationship, not an actual deterioration of the relationship its self. Either way, the song hits you right in the feels and sucks you into the drama that ensues on a song of loss and heartbreak. Even if you've never been to this place for, you feel like you are. 

If this is any indication of what the forthcoming album will be like, I am all ears and ready for more!

Tell me, what did you think of the song? Have you lived the lyrics and have something to add? I wanna know! Talk to me in the comments below.


Haven't heard the single yet? You're welcome:)