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- Song Name: Stay
- Artist Name / Band Name: Rihanna
- Featuring: Mikky Ekko
- Produced By: Justin Parker, Elof Loelv, Kuk Harrell & Mikky Ekko
- Album Name: Unapologetic
- Release Date: January 7, 2013
- Genre: R&B, Pop
- Record Label: Def Jam, SRP Roc, Nation
- Written By: Justin Parker, Elof Loelv & Mikky Ekko
- Performance: Peaked at No.
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Rihanna – Stay featuring Mikky Ekko Review
Outstanding and boring—these two opposing descriptions are how most music critics think about ‘Stay,’ the second single from Rihanna’s seventh CD ‘Unapologetic.’ The song features guest vocals provided by Mikky Ekko, who also co-wrote it. Just like most of Rihanna’s past singles, this one charted on numerous music charts worldwide upon its release.
The track is an R&B and pop ballad that features guitar chords and piano. The lyrics talk about temptations and failures of resisting one’s true love. It is notable how Rihanna effectively punctuates the necessary emotions conveyed in the track.
Her vocals sound more convincing and effective over simple piano riffs. This is a worthwhile and impressive factor of the song.
As expected, music critics are divided about how they think about it. Raves are mostly pointed towards Rihanna’s unique execution of this song. Many can relate the track to her personal life these days, particularly to her relationship with on-and-off boyfriend Chris Brown.
On the downside, many critics just think the song is dull and boring. Some point out that a sad and slow ballad like this is not in any way included in her lineup of vocal specialty.