Pop icon Sam Smith returns with “One Last Song,” the second single off his Billboard 200 chart-topping album, The Thrill of It All. In the video, the British singer-songwriter takes viewers on a tour of the London Palladium, a 106-year-old institution created by early moving-pictures manager Sir Walter Gibbons in 1910.
Smith goes from the stage of the 2,286-seat theatre in London’s West End to the rainy rooftop, where we find the supremely still dancers from the beginning, only now they’re moving and gyrating to the melody, while the camera pans back to Smith in front of the fog-covered skyline.
In an interview with Zane Lowe for Beats Radio 1, Smith confessed that he had thought about the model/ex-boyfriend who was the inspiration for his Grammy Award-winning debut album, In the Lonely Hour, while he wrote the song with Tyler Johnson and Charles Emanuel Smalls.
“I was in Nashville when I wrote this and I woke up and was really angry that morning,” Smith said in his interview. “There’s an angst in that song.” He also added that this would be the absolute last song he writes about that relationship.
WATCH: SAM SMITH – “ONE LAST SONG”