Up and coming UK artist Sam Smith was the musical guest on this week's Saturday Night Live and his performances were nothing short of perfection. The singles, "Stay With Me" and "Lay Me Down," are from his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, which is set to be released on June 17th.
"Stay With Me" - Sam Smith on Saturday Night Live 3.29.2014:
For the first performance, Smith adorned the SNL stage in an all-black suit along with a small choir and belted out flawless note after flawless note. This song is a refreshing contrast to the upbeat song "Latch" on which he features with the band Disclosure. "Stay With Me" better showcases Smith's beautiful, silk-laden voice with its gospel-like melody. Watch his beautiful performance above (warning: you may need a tissue).
For his second set Smith took to the stage with only a pianist and a cellist for "Lay Me Down." This acoustic track is just as moving as the first. It's a softer track but the passion is still present each time Smith hits that glorious falsetto. Check out his performance of "Lay Me Down" below.
"Lay Me Down" - Sam Smith on Saturday Night Live 3.29.2014: