The renowned singer-songwriter Sam Smith's latest release, "Love Goes," is an album full of songs that encapsulate love and heartbreak. Often, they're interwoven with sadness and self-reflection.
As the title suggests, Sam Smith longs for someone "to die for." It's a sentiment that can be heard throughout this wistful ballad. Despite its acoustic guitars and piano, this track is heavy on the vocals.
The song features an audio clip of Jake Gyllenhaal's voice from the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko in the first 10 seconds. This audio is from a therapist's conversation with Donnie Darko (played by Gyllenhaal) in which Darko complains about his loneliness and calls the search for proof of God "absurd."
In the song's music video, Smith takes on the role of a mannequin head in a store's window display. He watches couples go by day and night, eventually falling in love with each other.
The lyrics of this song are very depressing and a great example of how much pain you can experience in life if you don't have someone to love. The song is a very emotional one and has been covered by amateur artists on YouTube.