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Watch Sam Smith Annihilate ‘Lay Me Down’ on ‘Austin City Limits’

The British pop star keeps things powerfully restrained in the clip

Sam Smith is known for his vocal dexterity as a performer, but he also knows how to put an understated touch on tracks when the moment calls for them. In this exclusive clip from this weekend’s episode of Austin City Limits, Smith delivers his first ever single, “Lay Me Down,” with ease and grace. “Can I lay by your side?” the singer asks with gravelly passion in his howls. Stream it above and watch the Grammy-nominated crooner’s full episode of Austin City Limits this weekend.