1.28.13 - New Music - Rihanna and Mikky Ekko
This song has gotten a lot of attention already, and it is hardly unknown, but I have chosen to save writing about it until now.
“Stay” is the second official big single from Rihanna’s 7th album ‘Unapologetic’, and it’s a bold move for the singer. Never before have we heard such vulnerability from her, and it’s as beautiful as it is unexpected.
The song – composed almost entirely of just a piano and a cello – isn’t your run-of-the-mill ballad. Many artists try to include at least one slower track on their albums, but it is usually a skip. “Stay” is stunning and heartfelt; you can really feel Rihanna’s heart going into this one. While she has certain performed songs that relate to one Mr. Chris Brown, this is one where you can really sympathize with a girl who is still in love with the wrong man.
And I’m not sure who Mikky Ekko is, but if there were ever a way to get your name out there to the world, COLLABORATING ON A SINGLE WITH RIHANNA IS PROBABLY THE BEST OPTION AVAILABLE.
“Stay (ft. Mikky Ekko)” was released as a single earlier in January, but it is being sent to radio tomorrow. I assume we’ll be hearing it soon.