Smith, Legend talk Comic Relief collab

Sam Smith and John Legend are elated to be releasing a special duet version of Lay Me Down for Comic Relief.

Sam Smith can’t wait to perform with John Legend for UK based charity Comic Relief.

The philanthropic organisation has raised over $1.4 billion to help the needy since it was launched in 1985.

Comic Relief is hosting Red Nose Day this week and Sam will be singing a special rendition of his ballad Lay Me Down with R&B legend John during a telecast for the occasion.

“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,” Sam gushed to British newspaper The Mirror.

“I recently visited a Comic Relief-funded project in my hometown 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 has won nine Grammy Awards and he just scooped up an Academy Award for his and rapper Common’s Selma soundtrack song, Glory.

The star is equally honoured to be working with fellow Grammy-winner Sam, especially on a track that will be doing so much good for people in need.

“Sam is such a talented artist. We’ve been looking forward to working together for a while now,” John said.

“I’m so glad we could collaborate on such a great song and for such a great cause."

Comic Relief – Face the Funny airs on BBC One this Friday March 13.
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Monday, 09. March 2015