Musical Burst: Sam Smith Performs an Emotional Cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’
After partnering up with Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith has collaborated with yet another great musical talent. This time, though, it’s no live duet but rather a cover of the late Whitney Houston’s 1985 hit “How Will I Know.” The video was posted onto YouTube just before the weekend by Sirius XM, a radio program with more than 140 channels of commercial-free music, sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. Already, the popular video has over 917,000 views and is well on it’s way to reaching one million.
Woah. My Whitney cover has had 817,055 views in 3 days!! Jeeeeheeeeezus http://t.co/k5syYXZmGx
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) June 23, 2014
Smith’s slow rendition of the song follows his musical style of emotional love songs that touch your soul. He brilliantly inserts his own style into the song and blends his talents with Houston’s, as the hauntingly beautiful cover takes the classic upbeat hit and transforms it into a tender love ballad.