On August 1st, 2014, Sam Smith released a new music video for "I'm Not The Only One," from his debut full length album, In The Lonely Hour. The heartbreaking music video features Dianna Agron (Glee) and Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) portraying the fallout of a marriage gone sour.
The video is clearly focused on the narrative; director, Luke Monaghan, only sparing a few moments to show Smith singing in front of a drawn curtain. Dianna Agron does a beautiful job depicting the heartache of Smith's lyrics in her performance. The video follows her character, a wronged wife, as she comes to terms with her husband's adultery: drinking her sorrows away, burning his clothes, and allowing herself to break.
Woven throughout the wife's narrative, there are scenes of the husband making love to another woman in a bar. In spite of these scenes, the saddest part is when he returns to his home and his wife welcomes him with open arms, despite what she knows. The video illustrates the song's cyclical narrative, especially the notions voiced in the second verse, "For months on end I've had my doubts / Denying every tear / I wish this would be over now / But I know that I still need you here."
Smith's "I'm Not The Only One" is a powerful ballad about the promises we make and what happens when we can't honor them. Song after song, the young artist continues to communicate heartbreak beautifully in both his lyrics and soulful croon.
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