Ready for some 2014 nostalgia? The 25-year-old Irishman known as Hozier headed to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, a haven for fancy cover songs, and served up a take on 23-year-old Englishman Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down."
This is no straightforward cover, as you'll discern the minute the beat kicks in. Hozier amped up the pulse and the funk, adding perky backup vocalists and giving the soulful heartbreaker a vibe that would fit in at a dusty folk festival.
If you were wondering, Sam loves the cover, and that's got Hozier well chuffed:
Brother @Hozier - fucking love the Live Lounge cover!!!! Anything you sing makes me heart jump xx Big kisses sir xx— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) September 1, 2015