If Sam Smith’s Performance Of “Stay With Me” On Big Morning Buzz Live Doesn’t Make You Teary, You Have No Soul

Earlier this year we told you that Sam Smith was poised to take over the world. Well, we hate to say we told you so, but…it’s definitely starting to look that way! The young British soulster stormed the charts in 2013 with vocal turns on hits like Disclosure‘s “Latch” and Naughty Boy‘s “La La La,” and now he’s striking out on his own with the release of his debut disc, In The Lonely Hour. Tapped as June’s You Oughta Know artist, Smith swung by VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live today to serve up a stirring rendition of “Stay With Me,” his third single. Was it amazing? Yes! Did we tear up? Maybe…

The song is currently duking it out with fellow YOK alum Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” for the honor of Summer Jam, but the gospel majesty and mournful cello of Sam’s live version today definitely swayed us. No contest, y’all. We’re not crying, we just have something in our eyes. Definitely a much watch!

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