Sam Smith, John Legend team up for Official Red Nose Day single

The multi award winning soul singers have teamed up for this year's Comic Relief single.

Sam Smith and John Legend have teamed up for this year's official Red Nose Day single.

The multi award winning soul singers have recorded a new version of Lay Me Down; which is taken from Smith's latest album In The Lonely Hour.

The track is out download from today (March 9) and is available to buy physically exclusively from Sainsbury's. 100% of the profits will go to Comic Relief. Click here to download from iTunes.

“Lay Me Down holds a very special place in my heart," Smith said. "Not only did I perform it at the BRITs I’m now going to perform it live on the Red Nose Day show with the extremely talented John Legend which is so exciting.

"I recently visited a Comic Relief funded project in my home town which supports the young LGBT community in London, I’m extremely proud that my single will help raise money for projects like this and many others in the UK and across Africa.”

Legend added: Legend said: "Sam is such a talented artist. We've been looking forward to working together for a while now. I'm so glad we could collaborate on such a great song and for such a great cause.”

Smith and Legend will perform the ballad together for the first and only time together on Comic Relief - Face The Funny on Friday, March 13 on BBC One live from the London Palladium.

Comic Relief singles traditionally perform well on the Official Singles Chart, with recent Number 1s including One Direction's One Way Or Another (2013), Girls Aloud vs. Sugababes Walk This Week' Walk This Way (2007) and McFly's All About You (2005).