The Saturday Night Live stage is a major milestone for emerging artists. British crooner Sam Smith handled that milestone with aplomb as this week’s musical guest. For his first performance, Smith delivered “Stay With Me,” accompanied by a choir and full band with a string quartet. Later in the show, Smith performed “Lay Me Down” with an unusually sparse arrangement. The minimal piano and cello placed the spotlight directly on Smith and his chillingly smooth vocals.
Watch Sam Smith On ‘Saturday Night Live’
Smith rose to popularity in the U.S. as the voice behind Disclosure’s hit song, “Latch.” Though his solo material is more somber than Disclosure’s EDM smash, something tells us Smith will have no problem finding an audience in the States. Watch the performances below.
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Sam Smith – “Lay Me Down”
Article by Jason Schellhardt