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LISTEN: Sam Smith releases a cover of ‘I Feel Love’

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Singer Sam Smith has surprised fans by releasing a version of the Donna Summer classic, “I Feel Love”.

The singer has spent 2019 living their best queer life. Besides enjoying global hits with the likes of “Dancing With A Stranger” and “How Do You Sleep”, they revealed themselves as non-binary and genderqueer earlier in the year and asked people to use they/them pronouns in reference to them.

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Recent social media posts have shown Smith in the studio working on their next album. They teased fans yesterday that something big was due to happen today.

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Then at midnight, they dropped the new track.

“As a queer person ‘I feel love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer space from the minute I started clubbing,” they said on Instagram.

“This song to me is an anthem of our community and it was an honour and most importantly so much fun to have a go at it. Highest song I’ve ever fucking sang. But a joy. I hope you all like it xx”

Click the link to hear a snippet of the track. The whole song is streaming now on Spotify, iTunes Music, and other streaming services.

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“I Feel Love”, sung by Donna Summer and produced by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, was originally released in 1977. The track went top ten in the US and hit number one in the UK, Australia, and other countries. It is regarded as a disco classic and electronic dance music’s first smash hit. It’s not hyperbole to say it changed dance music forever.