Hozier Covers Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

Hozier visited BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge and turned Sam Smith’s ballad Lay me down into a dance jam.

After the video hit the web, the two stars had a love fest on twitter.

8 Times Hozier Slayed A Cover Song

1. He turned Ariana Grande’s poppy “Problem” into this beautiful, soulful ballad.

2. He absolutely nailed Amerie’s “1 Thing” as well.

It’s okay if you need to grab some tissues.

3. This soulful cover of James Carr’s “The Dark End of the Street” will make you sit and admire this talented Irish troubadour.

4. His cover of Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know” is simply incredible.

5. His beautiful cover of Led Zeppelin’ “Whole Lotta Love” will have your finger stuck on the repeat button.

6. This wonderful cover of Van Morrison’s “Sweet Thing” will make you fall in love with his voice all over again.

7. His cover of Fun’s “We Are Young” is mesmerizing.

8. And he showed his love for the blues when he sang Skip James’ “Illinois Blues.”

New Orleans Jazz Fest reveals 2015 lineup


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has revealed its 2015 lineup. Elton John, The Who, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, and No Doubt are among this year’s headlining acts. They’ll be joined by other notable artists including Wilco, Ryan Adams, Widespread Panic, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cliff, and Steve Winwood.

Also playing at the festival are John Legend, Jimmy Buffett, Hozier, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kacey Musgraves, Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Kermit Ruffins, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Vaughn, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Galactic featuring Macy Gray, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, The Meters featuring Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr., and Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Chicago, Ed Sheeran, Jerry Lee Lewis, The O’Jays, Estelle, Irvin Mayfield, The Word, Anders Osborne, and Shovels & Rope.

Jazz Fest takes place over the course of two weekends (April 24th – 26th and April 30th – May 3rd) at New Orleans’ City Park. Tickets to both weekends are available beginning Tuesday, January 13th through the festival’s website.

Originally Posted on Consequence of Sound