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Sam Smith Covers Whitney Houston: Cue All The Tears

This rendition of 'How Will I Know' is glorious.

Just when I thought I was out of the feelings game, Sam Smith pulls me back in. The MTV Artist To Watch popped by SiriusXM Hits 1 recently, and recorded a beyond-vulnerable cover of Whitney Houston’s ’80s classic, “How Will I Know.”

In contrast to the original’s infectious rhythm, the U.K. crooner’s version is slowed down considerably, recasting “How Will I Know” as a bittersweet lament of unrequited love. Totally Sam’s M.O., as anyone who has listened wept along to his debut studio album, In The Lonely Hour, can tell you.

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