There are some songs that have the powerful ability to capture your attention within the first few seconds; they grab a hold of you and command you to stop what you’re doing and take notice. Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” is one of these songs. It’s a soulful exploration, so beautifully vulnerable and unabashedly raw that it’s difficult not to feel some instant connection to it. The track features minimal instrumental accompaniment, allowing Smith’s yearning vocals to shine.
The song was produced by UK duo Disclosure, who worked with Smith on their 2012 hit “Latch.” And considering how different a feel this song has compared to their typical house productions, it really is a testament to the extraordinary range the duo possesses. Listen to the track below: