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Sam Smith praises Hozier's cover of 'Lay Me Down': 'My heart jumped'

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith has praised Hozier for performing such an incredible cover of his single 'Lay Me Down' in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge this week. 

Upon hearing the cover, Smith took to his official Twitter page and reached out to the musician, writing: "Brother @Hozier - f**king love the Live Lounge cover!!!! Anything you sing makes me heart jump xx Big kisses sir xx." 

The 'Take Me To Church' sensation swiftly replied, adding: "Ahh! Thrilled you like it!! Was an absolute joy to cover - hope you're keeping well man."

Hozier, meanwhile, just announced details of a full UK headlining tour and tickets for the jaunt will go on sale this coming Friday, September 4. Check out the list of dates here:

  • January 8 - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
  • January 9 - Manchester, O2 Apollo
  • January 11 - Sheffield, O2 Academy Sheffield
  • January 12  - Liverpool, Empire
  • January 29 - London, O2 Academy Brixton
  • February 2 - Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
  • February 4 - Portsmouth, Guildhall
  • February 5 - Cardiff, St David's Hall

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Watch Hozier perform the stunning cover of 'Lay Me Down' below:


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