Hozier Covers Sam Smith's 'Lay Me Down'

(Radio.com) For the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge covers series, we often get a music artist getting out of their comfort zone, whether that means an indie artist covering a pop act or vice versa. But sometimes, as is the case for Hozier's new installment, he get artists making a logical step sideways to cover someone that makes perfect sense. For Hozier, this is Sam Smith.

Performing Smith's "Lay Me Down," Hozier brings his entire band for a pepped-up, rockin' version of the Smith ballad. It's the kind of cover that works completely in the context, making you wonder why no one else thought to put some jump into the Smith song previously.

The cover even got the attention of Smith, who tweeted out "Brother @Hozier - f--g love the Live Lounge cover!!!! Anything you sing makes me heart jump xx Big kisses sir xx" Check it out here.

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