The song I choose this week has been stuck in my head. Today’s pick for song of the week is “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith. Congratulations to Sam on a strong return and a catchy and relatable song. I missed his soft but powerful voice. I love the song. I think it speaks to the mindset of millennials and even some of the older members of generation Z when it comes to relationships. So many people no longer have a positive outlook on relationships either through personal experience or because social media makes it looks like nobody can be trusted. The lines that stuck out to me were:
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
So I’m never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in the dirt
It’s a mindset that is common nowadays. While I’m glad Sam can speak to those feelings through his song, I hope that while we’re all singing it and thinking about it we really think about the walls we put up and why we do so. Sam said during his break that he lived life and had experiences. Based on “Too Good at Goodbyes”, one of those experiences was heartbreak and that sucks. On the flip side, it resulted in a good song. When you follow a musician you never want them to go through crappy things, but sadly, or not depending on how you look at it, some great work comes out of pain. I can’t wait to hear Smith’s new music.
Check out the song the video that was released on Monday below.