Sam Smith is no stranger to a good cover, transforming the familiar into crestfallen creations all his own. He broke our hearts with Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" last month, and he's at it again, this time tackling Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car."

The British virtuoso performed the 1988 hit for BBC 1's Live Lounge, moving from soft croons to emotive cries. Can a song be both tear-jerking and uplifting? Find out above!

Earlier this summer Smith joined forces with Mary J. Blige for an epic duet rendition of his hit single, "Stay With Me." Apparently that struck a chord with the R&B legend, who has enlisted the young musician for her upcoming, highly-anticipated album. Here's to a bright future, Smith!