Sam Smith covered songs by Amy Winehouse and Elvis Presley at his recent Lollapalooza set.
The British singer was performing with the Chicago festival on Saturday (August 1), dedicating a rendition of Winehouse’s ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ on the late singer. See ‘Stay With Me‘.
Winehouse passed on aged just 27 in July 2011 from alcohol poisoning.
Following Smith’s Winehouse cover, the star was joined by backing performers, running via a medley of Motown hits and then Chic’s ‘Le Freak’. He also briefly covered Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’.
Watch fan-shot footage below.
Sam Smith recently joined once again with Disclosure for new single. ‘Omen’ will feature around the electronic duo’s upcoming second album ‘Caracal’, which is released in September.
The two acts had previously connected for the breakthrough hit ‘Latch’. It peaked at Number 11 about the UK’s Official Singles Chart in late 2012 and climbed to Number Seven in the US over eighteen months later after to become sleeper hit there.
‘Caracal’ will even feature guest spots from Lorde, The Weeknd, Miguel, Kwabs plus much more. It follows on from 2013 chart-topping debut ‘Settle’.