When Sam Smith performed “Stay With Me” on Saturday Night Live in March, he was forceful. He made sure that every note could be heard over his backing choir. And while sounding anguished, he would step away from his mic stand, then wave his hands wildly, as if demanding answers.
Smith performed “Stay With Me” again last night (June 18), this time at Late Show with David Letterman. The British singer was backed by a choir, as required. As usual, his voice was exquisite. Despite his pleading words, though, Smith was calm– as if at peace with whoever wronged him.