All proceeds from the special duet version of Smith's single will go to the British poverty aid nonprofit Comic Relief

By Jacqueline Andriakos
Updated March 10, 2015 10:00 AM
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Just when you thought Sam Smith‘s “Lay Me Down” ballad couldn’t sound any more beautiful, along comes John Legend joining in for a duet.

The British singer-songwriter, 22, and the “All of Me” crooner, 36, joined musical forces to rerecord Smith’s In the Lonely Hour single to serve as the official song for Red Nose Day 2015, a star-studded comedy event that raises money to help those affected by poverty across Africa and in the U.K., sponsored by the non-profit Comic Relief.

In the official video, which Smith posted to his YouTube channel Monday, shows the Grammy winners can be seen recording in the studio together, along with footage of the duo with young children in one of the African communities to which the Comic Relief organization provides aid.

The duo will perform the special version of the song together on Comic Relief – Face the Funny during the first live telecast of the event Friday on BBC 1.