Mayer Hawthorne – Stay (Rihanna Cover)

Mayer Hawthorne verpasst dem Song „Stay“ von Rihanna eine ordentliche Portion Funk und Smoothness. Aufgenommen wurde die Cover-Version zusammen mit seiner Band The Country in Madison, WI während der VEVO-Reihe „Unexpected Covers“, bei er unter anderem auch Lordes „Royals“ coverte. Groß!

„I love that song. I know it may be surprising for my fans to hear that, but I think that’s one of the best pop songs that’s been written in the past decade. I mean, I think it’s just a great pop song. That one spoke to me. The only thing that was missing from the original version of the song was the funk. So we took it to that sexy Barry White funk zone. Any time I’m doing a cover of a song, I’m trying to do it better than the original. I’m trying to beat the original. Otherwise I don’t see the point of doing a cover.“

Vocals & rhythm guitar – Mayer
Drums – Quentin Joseph
Bass guitar – Joe Abrams
Lead guitar – Christian Wunderlich
Keyboards – Quincy McCrary

via Esquire
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