Watch FKA Twigs Cover Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”

FKA Twigs covered Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. The experimental R&B singer’s version is breathy and anxious, transforming the hit song into a lesson in minimalism and restraint. “There was one line which basically alludes to saying, ‘I’m not in love with you and maybe this isn’t a serious thing, but it’s perfect for right now and it’s what I need emotionally right now’ — and maybe that’s just something that I have related to,” she told host Alice Levine in an interview before the performance. Watch below.

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