Mayer Hawthorne is back again delighting us with a cover of the beautiful “Stay”, originally from Rihanna and Mikky Ekko. He took it and gave it his own smooth touch, creating a nice and touching ballad with some soul spins. The guitar, drums, organs and the chorus combine greatly to create an intimate sensation. Hawthorne said of the song, “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”. I think that people will love this version or in contrast, this will just make them want to listen to the original. Listen to the song below and let us know your opinions.