Sam Smith Covers Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ and Makes It His Own [VIDEO]

by | PopCrush

If you’ve heard Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ on the radio recently, you already know he has one gorgeous voice. His incredible cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ just confirms it.

It’s hard to cover a song originally performed by a powerhouse singer like Whitney. How could a cover possibly live up to the original? If anyone can handle it, it’s Sam. Not only did the British singer nail the vocals, he also took Whitney’s classic and made it his own. He slowed down her upbeat ‘80s dance hit and turned it into a slow and heartfelt song of longing.

It’s completely different from the original, but that’s part of what makes it so great. It suits Sam’s soulful voice, and the yearning he puts into every word would make it fit perfectly on his debut album ‘In the Lonely Hour,’ which is full of downhearted tracks about unrequited love.

Sam, you’ve gone beyond impressing us, once again.

Check out Sam Smith’s amazing cover of ‘How Will I Know’ up above!

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