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Friday, 6 June 2014

New Single Alert - Sam Smith - Stay With Me feat Mary J Blige

SCP fans will know we LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVEEEE Sam Smith. Full Stop! So we did wonder why there was a need to pair up with the talents of Mary J Blige when the original single was great in its own right. However could we be wrong? Well our answer is in two parts…

No! Why? The song Stay With Me is such a strong beautiful song that is brilliant  without any need of a R&B diva, holding chart domination here in Australia and in the UK on its own accord. That said, it’s also a clever move…

Yes! By joining force with the wonderfully brilliant Mary J, the collaboration will set Sam Smith up a treat State side and set the UK singer firmly on the international market.

The video for this new version premiered on Good Morning America this week and feature both artists sharing a stage, delivering a tender live rendering of this gospel-infused song.

Smith is no stranger to R&B and soul, often citing the genre greats as inspiration. Speaking of the collaboration Smith said “Working with Mary J. Blige is one of the biggest highlights of my career so far. I remember holding her album in my hands in the car when I was a young boy, to meet your idols is a magical thing, but to work with them is truly a dream come true.”

“I’m so honored to have had the chance to work with Sam Smith,” say Mary J. Blige. “Sam’s true soulful voice... is the first of this kind I have heard since Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson and all the great soulful male voices from the ‘80s. I’m completely blown away by his talent, soul and the sincerity.”

Stay With Me is the lead single from Smith’s long-awaited AMAZING debut, In The Lonely Hour which you can read our review here and grab your copy on iTunes now..!

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