• Live Performance

    Hozier Totally Reworks Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down" for BBC Cover

    BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge works another wonder

    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:

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