“Kids Again” is the eleventh track from British singer and songwriter Sam Smith and their third studio album “Love Goes”, which was released on the 30th October 2020. The song was written by Sam Smith, Ryan Tedder, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Wotman (Watt) and Louis Bell, with Watt and Bell credited for production.
“Kids Again” discusses the loss of innocence and the gradual transformation into a mature adult, as well as missing the days when they had no responsibilities. Speaking to Clara Amfo on BBC Sounds, both Smith and Amfo agreed that the song featured sounds very prominent in music in the 1970’s and 80’s – with Fleetwood Mac being noted. Smith also stated his thoughts on the track: “This is a bridge to my next record”.
The music video for “Kids Again” was uploaded to Smith’s YouTube channel on the 30th October 2020. The video was directed by Alasdair McLellan and shows Smith at Brighton pier in the south of the UK. Smith is shown riding carousels, looking out to sea and wondering around the pier, with the occasional shot in black and white. In one month, the video has gathered 4.7 million views and 148 thousand likes.
Release Date: 30th October 2020
Songwriter/s: Sam Smith, Ryan Tedder, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Wotman & Louis Bell
Producer/s: Andrew Watt & Louis Bell
Label: Capitol Records
Music Video Release Date: 30th October 2020
Music Video Director: Alasdair McLellan
Chart Rankings: “Kids Again” has charted at:
– #73 in Ireland
– #10 in New Zealand
– #14 in Sweden
– #89 in the UK
The lyrics to “Kids Again” can be read here: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/samsmith/kidsagain.html
Sam Smith’s Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2wY79sveU1sp5g7SokKOiI?si=RVLByC0WTT-zGYD9RaSu4A
Sam Smith’s Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/sam-smith/156488786