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Sam Smith and John Legend record official Comic Relief single

By | Published on Monday 9 March 2015

Sam Smith

The Hale & Pace of 2015 – Sam Smith and John Legend – have recorded a new version of the former’s song ‘Lay Me Down’ as this year’s official Comic Relief single. No joke.

Sam Smith said: “‘Lay Me Down’ holds a very special place in my heart, not only did I perform it at the BRITs, I’m now going to perform it live on the Red Nose Day show with the extremely talented John Legend, which is so exciting. I recently visited a Comic Relief funded project in my home town, which supports the young LGBT community in London, I’m extremely proud that my single will help raise money for projects like this and many others in the UK and across Africa”.

John Legend said: “Sam is such a talented artist. We’ve been looking forward to working together for a while now. I’m so glad we could collaborate on such a great song and for such a great cause”.

Universal will donate all profits from the track to Comic Relief.

Download the new version of ‘Lay Me Down’ on iTunes here, or stream it here. Or you can buy it in Sainsbury’s if you want a CD. Anyone? You could wear it on your nose, I suppose. Get into the spirit of the day and all.