Sam Smith decided his 2014 record In the Lonely Hour was so nice that he’d repackage it and re-sell it with a few additional goodies. One such selection on the 23-song tracklist is a cover of Amy Winehouse’s epic ballad “Love Is A Losing Game.” Smith premiered the cover on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today and spoke about his decision to record it.
“In the moment we wanted to try it…and everything just kind of came together in a very beautiful way and it felt like a moment so I wanted to share it,” he said. He later added, “I saw the film recently and—sometimes people forget my age. I was 11 years old when Frank came out…and that album has really shaped me as an artist and my views on music and my relationship with music lyrically. Seeing that film brought me back to that moment of being 11 years old, her rawness on such beautiful chords, on such expensive chords.”
Listen to the cover and full BBC Radio 1 interview below: