Sam Smith的成功路并不是大家看到的一帆风顺,从推出第一张专辑《In The Lonely Hour》,到获得格林美奖后,他说有一段时间觉得自己没有价值,刚巧当时结束了恋情,就像失去了一切,让他格外难受。当时失落失意的他终日喝酒喝完就哭,后来更决定暂停一切演艺活动,跟妈妈和姐姐同住重拾至亲的温暖。直到一天Sam终于收起悲伤心情,他带着几段旋律回到录音室里开始创作,上一张唱片将他塑造成悲歌王子的形象,但他不想让自始被定位,所以埋首听了很多50、60年代的旧唱片,希望受启发创作出不一样的音乐。新碟《The Thrill of It All》虽然让乐迷久等,但绝对是值得等待的佳作,专辑登上英国大碟榜榜首及超越前作成为Billboard 200冠军专辑。新单曲“Midnight Train”与好友兼首张大碟监制Jimmy Napes以及Frank Ocean长期合作单位Malay联手创作,是一首离别哀歌,在一段关系中虽然仍深爱对方,但感觉逐渐迷失,为了做回自己,决定忍痛搭上午夜的火车静悄悄离开。歌曲以结他及鼓为主线,后段加入温暖的管乐,是带有jazz调子的soft rock情歌,充满故事性同时兼顾听觉享受。

Midnight Train

I choose me

And I know that's selfish, love

You are a dream

And I can't thank you enough

But I give another piece of me away

Every waking day that I'm with you

 

Am I a monster?

What will your family think of me?

They brought me in

They helped me out with everything

But I give a little piece of me away

Every single day

 

So I pick up the pieces

I get on the midnight train

I got my reasons

But darling I can't explain

I'll always love you

But tonight's the day I choose to walk away

 

Love you so much

That I have to let you go

I'll miss your touch

And the secrets we both know

But it would be wrong for me to stay

And I'll just give you hope

 

So I pick up the pieces

I get on the midnight train

I got my reasons

But darling I can't explain

I'll always love you

But tonight's the day I choose to walk away

 

I can't stop crying

I hate that I've caused you pain

But I can't deny it

I just don't feel the same

I'll always love you

But tonight's the day I choose to walk away

 

So I pick up the pieces

I get on the midnight train

I got my reasons

But darling I can't explain

I'll always love you

But tonight's the day I choose to walk away