Sam Smith’s Whitney Houston ‘How Will I Know’ Cover Will Make You Cry

June 23, 2014 10:32 AM

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Sam Smith’s Whitney Houston ‘How Will I Know’ Cover Will Make You Cry

There are very few singers who can tackle Whitney Houston and do an admirable job. Now, you can count Sam Smith one of them. He’s previously cited the legendary powerhouse as one of his influences, and you can certainly hear that on his new album In The Lonely Hour. In a Sirius XM exclusive performance, Smith exercises his chops on a tender, piano-driven rendition of Houston’s classic “How Will I Know,” typically a dance-club jam.

Smith’s re-imagined version, which he’s performed on Grey’s Anatomy, is breathtaking. You can witness the pain in his voice and gain a new appreciation for the lyrics. It’s his subtle delivery that makes this particular performance one of the cream-of-the-crop. He doesn’t exaggerate the runs or add ...

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