To celebrate, Smith sat down with Apple Music's Zane Lowe to chat about the new album, which they said they are "relieved" to finally be sharing with their fans. "I feel a bit emotional, even now just saying it, talking about this record," they said in the interview. "I feel super emotional about it because ... the last two years have been a really, really mad time of experimentation, of finding myself with my gender expression, with so much that has happened the last two years. It's captured in this music."
While Smith has a reputation for writing heartbreaking songs, they said Love Goes may just be their first "proper heartbreak" record yet. "I'd say [this was] the first proper time I've been actually heartbroken. That feeling of they're gone, you can't sleep, the really, really bad feeling," they said. "The others were the idea of it and it was pure unrequited love. This, I would like to say that we loved each other. So, I definitely, definitely loved him. So yeah, it was proper."