Luke James backstage at the 2014 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans.

Michael Rowe

James has joined the chorus of Sam Smith fans.

Yolanda Sangweni
Aug, 06, 2014

ESSENCE Festival alum Luke James has joined the chorus of Sam Smith fans. Here, he offers his own rendition of the British singer's wildly popular summer jam, "Stay with Me."

The cover comes ahead of the New Orleans native's debut album, which comes out September 23.

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