Sam Smith puts his famous falsetto into overdrive with a cover of the Donna Summer disco hit “I Feel Love,” first produced by Giorgio Moroder in 1977.
Wrote Smith: “As a queer person ‘I feel love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer space from the minute I started clubbing. This song to me is an anthem of our community and it was an honour and most importantly so much fun to have a go at it. Highest song I’ve ever fucking sang. But a joy. I hope you all like it xx”
His version, produced by Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence, is already being by Target for its 2019 holiday campaigns.
Smith also spoke about the track with Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats1.
Said Smith: “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever sang in my life. … It actually wasn’t fun to sing … it was quite painful. But the outcome was good.”
What do YOU think? Listen below.
Then compare and contrast to Donna’s version, and the ’80s Jimmy Somerville/Marc Almond version.
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