“Stay” by @Zedd is reinvention in full effect featuring @AlessiaCara

ZEDD featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Stay”

With five years of big success under his belt, including a Grammy and working with the diverse likes of Lady Antebellum and Troye Sivan among others, Zedd continues to see reinvention as a big thing as “Stay” should slay pop and dance radio, as well as clubs.  After her Juno Award wins last year, it also offers my fellow Torontonian Alessia Cara one of her best and more playful features yet.  The giddy bounce is what really makes “Stay” come alive, quite the alternative to the more lush melodies of Zedd’s biggest hits like “Spectrum” and “Clarity”.  As readers know, I don’t write about many big stars anymore, and while it’s been around three years since I last wrote about one of Zedd’s songs (“Find You” to be exact!) I do like to follow up on progress and change when my blog is an early believer of the performer.  One of the good guys in the biz, Zedd is on his AA-game with “Stay”, which you can hear at the link above. 

Published in: on February 27, 2017 at 8:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Crushing it with melody: @ChetPrtr and @itsChelsCutler with stunning “Stay”

CHET PORTER featuring CHELSEA CUTLER, “Stay”

Many lower key electronic songs neither make a huge impression nor have an impact on the dance floor at a club.  “Stay” by Toronto’s Chet Porter featuring new American vocalist Chelsea Cutler might change that.  Released by the Foreign Family Collective (curated by Odesza, which includes Jai Wolf), it’s a lush, melodic song with an ear-ringing vocal that is in fact the perfect companion to this year’s end-of-summer song, “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey.  There are so many songs called “Stay” that have similar themes, but this one is really beautiful and romantic.  After listening to a couple of his wilder remixes, I was fortunate enough to see another side of Chet at a recent ‘secret’ DJ set in Toronto which drew to my attention his keen ear for melody.  Dance clubs should be all over “Stay” instantly and don’t be surprised if radio follows soon after.  “Stay” is a diverse head-turner that requires your attention.  Billboard has already sang the song’s praises – read it here.

Chet Porter’s upcoming North American tour will include a Toronto date at The Velvet Underground on November 8 which includes Lemaitre.

Published in: on August 18, 2016 at 6:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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@KatKrazymusic returns with his reinvention of @Sigmahq’s “Stay”

SIGMA, “Stay” (Kat Krazy remix)

British remixer Kat Krazy returns after much-praised successes a while back with in-demand remixes for the likes of Coldplay (“Princess Of China”), Bastille (a classic one for “Pompeii”), and Natalia Kills (“Problem”).  In advance of its release as the 8th single from UK duo Sigma’s album Life comes his remix of “Stay”.  Those who adore the lush balladry of the original may be taken slightly aback by Kat Krazy’s approach, but dance clubs are going to love it as much as his previous work.  It’s a darker but bouncy remix that will get your feet on to the dance floor with its dirty bass synth drop.  Kat Krazy doesn’t lose any elements of the original, he just adds to them which makes for a successful and ear-catching remix.  Give a listen to “Stay” at the link above..

Published in: on February 28, 2016 at 3:34 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Revel in the Good Ol’ Times of @SteveGrandMusic’s “Stay”

STEVE GRAND, “Stay”

Through his Steve Starchild cover videos and most recently the well-received “All American Boy”, Illinois singer/guitarist/pianist Steve Grand has a talent that is undeniably contagious.  In his latest video for new song “Stay”, Steve and friends celebrate the good times with a huge party where being happy in one’s own skin is part of that party, instead of being separated out or given special attention.  Of course it’s our guy Steve’s video, so spotlight this time is on him and his guy, but the video has a much bigger vision and kudos to the director for that.  The song doesn’t exactly fit into what I normally have occupying my playlist, bridging pop, rock and country quite handily, but it’s refreshing and shows off Steve’s huge talent just fine, thank you.  Two months later, his Facebook posts show Steve Grand as a well-rooted, ever-thankful, genuine young man.  Other singers are wise to take note.  Looking forward to seeing Steve’s show whenever it rolls into my town.

Published in: on September 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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