Sam Smith’s debut record, In The Lonely Hour, is finally out from Capitol Records, giving him a good reason to return to late night TV. Fresh off his performance at Bonnaroo, the U.K. crooner stopped by Letterman on Wednesday night and delivered a typically beautiful rendition of “Stay With Me”. It was so breath-taking, in fact, that Letterman was left short for words. “Wow … Beautiful,”, he proclaimed. Eventually, Letterman was able to compose himself enough to tease Smith, asking him if this was his first time singing and encouraging him to “keep at it.” Watch the replay below.
In the Lonely Hour is available for purchase today. Smith has plans to support the LP straight through most of 2014, including stops at Glastonbury, Austin City Limits, and Rock Werchter. Find his full itinerary here.