In support of the Comic Relief‘s Red Nose Day, Smith and Legend released the new recording and its accompanying music video on Monday.
“‘Lay Me Down’ holds a very special place in my heart. Not only did I perform it at the Brits, I’m now going to perform it live on the Red Nose Day show with the extremely talented John Legend, which is so exciting,” Sam said in a statement. “I recently visited a Comic Relief funded project in my home town, which supports the young LGBT community in London. I’m extremely proud that my single will help raise money for projects like this and many others in the U.K. and across Africa.”
“Sam is such a talented artist,” John added, singing the “Latch” singer’s praises. “We’ve been looking forward to working together for a while now. I’m so glad we could collaborate on such a great song and for such a great cause.”