Sam Smith’s Cover of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ Should Really Be More Sad

Sam, if you’re gonna take on Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” you’re going to have to give us something we can feel. Even butchered karaoke versions have a tinge of wild despair; it is practically required by law. And your version of Whitney’s “How Will I Know” proves you can feel sadness, so this is doubly unacceptable. Don’t make us come over there and stomp on your heart. For the music! It would be in service of the music.

Meanwhile, 5 Seconds of Summer covered Blink 182’s “I Miss You” and it was … pretty much just right? Whatever:

Hear Sam Smith’s Jazzy Cover of ‘Fast Car’