Sam Smith dropped a cover of queer anthem ‘I Feel Love’ and fans are well and truly gagged
Sam Smith has rejoined forces with their longtime collaborator Guy Lawrence of Disclosure to cover Donna Summer‘s ‘I Feel Love’, and fans can’t help but say ‘it’s so good, it’s so good’.
Summer, queen of disco, captured the giddy, flowery hedonism of the 70s, and ‘I Feel Love’ is considered one of her defining tracks. Dropped in 1977, the original track stretches eight minutes.
The synth pop song pervades the 21st music scene even today and Smith, a dance-pop musician, has paid tribute to her in the cover.
Sam Smith: ‘”I Feel Love” has followed me to every dance floor.’
“Highest song I’ve ever f***ing sang,” they wrote on Twitter, “but a joy.”
“I hope you all like it.”
“As a queer person ‘I Feel Love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer space from the minute I started clubbing,” they added.
“This song to me is an anthem of our community and it was an honour and most importantly so much fun to have a go at it.”
As a queer person ‘I feel love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer space from the minute I started clubbing. This song to me is an anthem of our community and it was an honour and most importantly so much fun to have a go at it… https://t.co/gyazEkiyJZ pic.twitter.com/IlRUBzW4XK
— Sam Smith (@samsmith) November 1, 2019
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And it seems that for Smith’s fans, they couldn’t get enough of them reaching their vocal coords to hit Summer’s elusive vocal register:
Sounds great to me. Nice to see an updated version of a classic track from my childhood. Tough song to sing I gather but held the notes well. Well played young sir.
— andrew winter (@bigwint1) November 1, 2019
I never thought I’d say these words but… I’m stanning Sam Smith this era https://t.co/kb1Bg0Okcn
— ☆ (@IIIIIMCMXCV) November 1, 2019
I LOVE IT BABE ! I can dance my ass off to it now pic.twitter.com/IyB8pGy8fZ
— nouf (@nusmth1) November 1, 2019
OMG Sam this is simply fricking mindblowingly AMAZING…been playing it since I woke 10 mins ago and my day is made. You are our national treasure, so happy for you 😘😘 https://t.co/fkvpoYCcKX
— Julia Dennison 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@Ibiza76) November 1, 2019
When’s the album dropping. These singles have been perfect!!!!!
— Wayne (@pyroblaze) November 1, 2019
My soul sometimes feels that “something’s right in the world.” This did it. Thank you, Sam. So many memories and feelings flooding around in me. And…This is just the highest fucking song you’ve ever sang. https://t.co/u7iHv5S0KT
— Harlan Kilmon (@HarlanKilmon) November 1, 2019
Just listened and it sounded amazing, it’s such a coincidence that my nana gifted me a vinyl like a month ago and that song is on there
— spicy boy (@clearanceninja) November 1, 2019
US retail giant Target will feature the song in their upcoming Christmas ad campaign, reported NME.
Smith first jumped onto the pop radar with Disclosure in 2012 when they chimed in some vocal talent to band’s song ‘Latch’.