Accompanied by a pianist and a guitarist, Sam Smith delivered a soulful, striped-down cover of Whitney Houston‘s How Will I Know, when he visited SiriusXM last Friday (Jun 20). Within three days the video has had over one million views on YouTube, to which the 22 year-old singer tweeted:
Smith recently submitted a list of his 10 favorite R&B songs, which included How Will I Know, to Rolling Stone. Smith told the magazine:
“A Whitney Houston song that makes me happy—it’s a feel-good song. I love the juxtaposition of a melancholy lyric with an upbeat sound. People forget that’s how she rose to fame. The more mature Whitney, like I Will Always Love You, came later.”
Watch the cover if you haven’t already, it’s great!
Sam the numbers don’t lie, I think you know how we really love you!
See why this video has had over a million views in three days.