Despite praises from fans and critics, it seems Sam Smith and his new “Too Good At Goodbyes” single had an extremely arduous journey that would enlighten Smith fans to the musician’s current state of affairs.

In an Attitude piece courtesy of The Rolling Stone, Smith recalled a lot of things happening in his life during the recording of the piece. He told Sir Elton John, who was the celebrity chosen to interview Smith, that while writing pieces of music can serve as therapy, Smith’s current break up drove him to a corner.

“My team had to force me to get into the studio, because I almost felt as if I didn’t want to do it any more. So, there were moments on there where it got a bit intense and I started to lose myself,” he said in the interview.

Regardless, “Too Good At Goodbyes” had a momentous reception during its release just this month. Its video in YouTube already has more than 17 million views and increasing. The pop song surely has heads bobbing lightly to its mellow theme.

Fans can recall that Smith has yet to release another music video piece ever since “Writing’s On the Wall” which was upped last 2015. This is the same music that was used as the theme to 2015 James Bond film “Spectre,” which was directed by Sam Mendes.

The same track also garnered an Oscar for the artist the next year, for “Best Original Song.”

The speech was memorable as this was the time Smith suggested he might be the first gay man to have won an Oscar. He corrected himself soon, telling audiences he has actually just seen an interview piece where highly-acclaimed Sir Ian McKellen said the claim.