Apart from his beautiful original songs, Sam Smith is known for making amazing covers. (Listen to his version of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.”)
His latest project is this heartbreakingly beautiful version of the Christmas classic, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” You might be confused why a song supposedly for the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year sounds SO sad, but according to Time magazine, Sam actually did it justice.
They write: “The song debuted in the 1944 musical film Meet Me in St. Louis. In the scene, Esther, played by Judy Garland, sings the song to her five-year-old daughter, Tootie. It’s Christmas Eve, and Tootie’s father has announced plans to leave the family in St. Louis for a job in New York City. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is meant to cheer up little Tootie, but behind the lyrics, it’s full of melancholy and resignation.”
Click play and get ready for a lot of #feels.