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Hear Sam Smith’s Elegant Cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”

Sam Smith performed a gentle, elegant cover of the 1988 hit during a recent drop in at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

September 04, 2014

During a recent drop in at BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, Sam Smith performed an elegant, lite-soul cover of Tracy Chapman's 1988 come up anthem "Fast Car." He's made the oft-karaoked song sound like his own down the arrangement so as to leave plenty of space for his alternately breathy and belt-y vocal performance. For more on Kim Kardashian's new best friend and RiFF RaFF's latest nemisis, revisit his FADER 92 cover story here.

Hear Sam Smith’s Elegant Cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”