More than a month after first performing a moving cover of Coldplay's "Fix You" as part of the iHeartRadio Living Room Series back in May, Sam Smith released their version of the song on Sunday (July 5). "Thank you @Coldplay for writing such a beautiful song," Smith wrote alongside a brief clip of the emotional, stripped-down performance.
"I love this song, and as soon as I heard it I was just reminded again of how much of a classic it is," Smith said of the cover before its debut performance. "I've never actually seen Chris Martin perform this live, but I really want to, because I've fallen in love with this song after singing it." Smith recalled that the months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic had found them at home, where they "really weirdly fallen in love with singing again. I've been singing so many different songs, songs that aren't my own."