I could listen to Sam Smith sing the phone book and it could make me cry. I could listen to him sing a guilty verdict in my mother’s capital murder trial and it would still be the most beautiful thing I’d ever heard. I could listen to him sing a Buzzfeed quiz and I’d have tears in my eyes. Fortunately I don’t have to do any of those things, because life isn’t an absurdist cartoon, and I can listen to him sing regular songs like a normal person. Here he is with a slowed-down, emotionally-fractured version of the Whitney Houston classic “How Will I Know” via Sirius XM.