LISTEN: Sam Smith Made Amy Winehouse’s Music 10x More Depressing


Sam Smith loves Adele. Adele loves the late Amy Winehouse. What do these three singers have in common? They’re all from the other side of the pond and their ballads make you want to crawl into a hole to contemplate your former lovers/current lovers/unrequited loves and your wardrobe that isn’t entirely black.

Smith has covered Winehouse’s “Tears Dry On Their Own” on several an occasion, but perhaps it wasn’t quite moody enough to meet his repertoire’s standards. Thus, he has now moved on to a cover of her heart wrenching “Love Is A Losing Game“, which was released on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio show and will appear on the rerelease of Drowning Shadows.

The singer reveals that he was inspired at 11 years old when Winehouse released her debut studio album Frank. ” That album really shaped me as an artist and just my views on music and my relationship lyrically,” he tells Mac.  “Her rawness on such beautiful chords, such expensive chords … it’s just amazing.”

Listen to Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is A Losing Game” mixed with Sam Smith’s signature melancholia in the video featured at the top of the page. Click here to pre-order your copy of In The Lonely Hour: Drowning Shadows Edition before it releases tomorrow.