June 3, 2014


Sam Smith & Mary J. Blige Drop "Stay With Me" Duet Video

UPDATE (6/3): Sam Smith just released a live performance video for the new MJB-assisted version of "Stay With Me" and we love it! Watch it above now.

Sam Smith's debut isn't even out yet, and "Stay With Me" is already one of the boldest, most beautiful tracks of the year. (His stellar Saturday Night Live performance of the track probably has something to do with that.)

We're not alone in thinking he's the next best thing to happen to our earbuds, and this treatment of "Stay With Me" featuring Mary J. Blige is straight-up angelic. The two crooners split verses, taking an already stunning song and elevating it to royal R&B status in a matter of minutes. If possible, "Stay With Me" just became that much more of a necessary listen. It's also a required addition to any playlist with feelings.

Smith's In The Lonely Hour will see its stateside release on June 17, and he'll celebrate his debut release with a show at Harlem's Apollo Theater that same night.