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Ed Sheeran Covers Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ on BBC Radio 1

Ed performed a piano-driven of Sam's gospel-infused single.

Jun 5, 2014

Marc Inocencio

Ed Sheeran has been promoting his forthcoming X album in tandem with his contribution to the The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack by performing cuts off both records.

To avoid the monotony of over-performing the same tracks — we’re assuming — the 23-year-old switched things up for BBC Radio 1 and tried his hand at Sam Smith‘s latest single, “Stay With Me.” In the video released on Thursday, the British singer delivers a stripped-down cover of the gospel-infused track with the mere accompaniment of four backup singers and a piano.

The “Sing” crooner flexed his vulnerable vocals for, “All of the Stars,” which serves as the theme song for the upcoming film adaptation of John Green‘s novel, The Fault in Our Stars. Ed’s sophomore record will be released on June 23 — the same day as his iHeartRadio Album Release Party in Los Angeles.

MTV will air an hour-long documentary that follows the + artist’s journey and growth in the industry, Nine Days and Nights. The unprecedented all-access look on Ed’s personal life will air on June 10 at 11/10c.

Check out the original version off Sam’s debut album, In the Lonely Hour, and  let us know which rendition you prefer in the comments below.

Tags:  Ed Sheeran , Sam Smith

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