Heralded by many as one of the most influential records ever made, Donna Summer certainly changed the music landscape with her groundbreaking track, “I Feel Love.” It is also widely regarded as the pioneer track for Electronic Dance Music. But more than that, for many, “I Feel Love” was an anthem in the gay club scene that marked a style of music that represented a safe space for them to flourish.
In a Facebook post talking about the track, Sam Smith said, “As a queer person ‘I feel love’ has followed me to every dance floor in every queer space from the minute I started clubbing. 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.”
Comment sections on every platform have applauded Sam for putting his own spin on this iconic piece of music. While he’s certainly not the first to cover this track, he was definitely the right person to do it in the current climate.