Sam Smith and John Legend partner up for a good cause.
The original version of “Lay Me Down” comes from Smith’s multi-platinum debut album “In The Lonely Hour” and this new version is being released as a one off single to raise money for Comic Relief. All proceeds from the new version of “Lay Me Down” will go to the charity and in addition to the recording, both the soulful singers will appear at the “Comic Relief: Face the Funny” event on March 13th which will take place at the London Palladium and will air on BBC One.
Sam Smith said: “Lay Me Down holds a very special place in my heart, not only did I perform it at the Brits I’m now going to perform it live on the Red Nose Day show with the extremely talented John Legend which is so exciting. I recently visited a Comic Relief funded project in my home town which supports the young LGBT community in London, I’m extremely proud that my single will help raise money for projects like this and many others in the UK and across Africa.”
John Legend said: “Sam is such a talented artist. We’ve been looking forward to working together for a while now. I’m so glad we could collaborate on such a great song and for such a great cause.”
The pair recorded the track together in Los Angeles, earlier this year. Universal will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of the single to Comic Relief. The new version of “Lay Me Down” is now available for purchase on iTunes.