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Hear Sam Smith cover Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car'

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Sam Smith
BBC Radio 1

Stay With Me” singer Sam Smith already impressed with his cover of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know,” released earlier this summer, and now he’s at it again covering Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car.”

Smith performed “Fast Car” in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, where the British singer turned the gentle, acoustic song into almost-lounge music.

Also this week, Smith himself got the cover treatment when Postmodern Jukebox released a jazzy version of “Stay With Me” on YouTube, complete with horns and piano.

Sam Smith’s debut album In the Lonely Hour made its U.S. debut in June.