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Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Live)

“Stay with Me” is a song by English recording artist Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014)

In an interview with NME, Sam Smith said that the song was written in a studio in Old Street with James Napier (Jimmy Napes) and William Phillips (also known as “Tourist”). Phillips started playing with three chords on the piano, and Napier quickly provided a drum pattern, and according to Sam Smith, “the song just flowed out of us so naturally,” and the song was written in 30 to 40 minutes. After finishing the song, he started to layer his vocal about 20 times, singing in different parts of the studio and harmonizing. The result sounded like a gospel choir, but all from his own voice, and this demo was then used in the released song.

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