I first heard Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” while watching a pairs figure skating program, which I naturally fell in love with immediately. Just when I thought the ballad and Sam Smith couldn’t be any more incredible, along comes John Legend for a duet that takes this song to an entirely new realm of beauty and poignancy.
The British singer-songwriter and legendary soul musician joined musical forces to rerecord Smith's In the Lonely Hour single. The duet serves as the official song for Red Nose Day 2015, a star-studded comedy event sponsored by the non-profit Comic Relief that raises money to help those affected by poverty across Africa and in the U.K..
"Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organized by Comic Relief every two years. On Red Nose Day everyone is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and fundraise – celebrities included! It culminates in a night of cutting edge comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One. Red Nose Day unites the entire nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty."
If this song were a lake I would swim in it all day and night then camp out by the bank to rest, only so I could jump in again to be completely engulfed by the melody, lyrics, and vocals. It’s that good.