Chart Mondays: Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes

18 September Critic Jonni 0 Comments


Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith |

Newly released today, this visual is the music video for the song that is currently at number one in the UK. I thought I'd have the whole top ten to choose from, but Sam Smith dropped this today, which means I have to review it for Chart Mondays. I'm just not keen on Sam Smith at all... He's a good singer; actually, he's an amazing singer, it's just his music isn't to my taste. This track is another grower of a song from Sam Smith, and once I hear it more I'll probably like it a bit, just like his other songs. I just feel like it's not good enough to be a number one single, but here it is. As for the music video, it's loving and sweet. Watch Sam Smith sing his new song as we watch straight and LGBTQ+ couples embracing, showing that love is love no matter who the couples are in this music video for "Too Good At Goodbyes".

Sam Smith is one of the biggest British male artists around at the moment, he's very current, and continues to bring out chart hit after chart hit. It's great that a gay male singer is doing so well globally. It's about time that this happened, and Sam Smith continues to bring it with his music, even if it isn't to my taste. He's gearing up to release his second studio album, to which this is the first single from. It has already charted well globally. It was written by James Napier, Fiona Davies, Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, and Sam Smith.

Directed by Luke Monaghan, this music video is a pure performance piece with snapshots of various couples who are embracing. It's cute and sweet.

There's not a lot going on. The opening scene sees Sam Smith in a studio, presumably recording this song. Then we switch over to the proper part of the visual where he can be seen in a side street, singing the song in front of a guy playing the piano.

The rest of the music video includes clips of various couples - straight couples, LGBTQ+ couples, couples of various race, and so many more. It's great to see all these couples embracing, kissing, and enjoying each other's company, possibly on the verge of saying goodbye to relate to the song. It's also great to have a video like this to the number one single as it will spread the message of love is love around the world and on TV.

Overall, it's sweet, but there's no substance to this. Sam Smith impresses with his vocals; yet, visually he doesn't reflect the song in his energy. His acting is good though and you can tell he never wants to let go of the guy he is holding. However, the video doesn't go anywhere and it only just relates to the song. I was expecting something so much better than this.
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