The title of Zedd’s biggest hit to date, “Stay,” has become somewhat ironic when evaluated in the context of the single’s enduring commercial success.
The Alessia Cara feature is currently charting its twenty-second week atop the Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart. Overseas, Stay has newly earned a triple-platinum certification in Australia as views on the official music video on YouTube surpass the forty-five-million mark. “Stay” the song has, and stay the song will, it seems.
A testament to Zedd’s talent as a DJ and producer, and an irresistible showcase of Cara’s vocal chops, Stay has gone on to capture the attention of John Mayer who covered the song on his July 26th show in Los Angeles as a part of Bud Light’s Dive Bar Tour. The performance, delivered at California’s Echoplex venue, is a brief deviation from Mayer’s current initiative, his “The Search For Everything” world tour.
After playing staples from his musical library like “Waiting on the World to Change,” John Mayer brought out a special guest to join him onstage during the show— none other than Alessia Cara. The singer songwriter dueted with Mayer on his 2006 hit, “Gravity,” but not before Cara and Mayer could link vocals for a cover of “Stay,” minus the synths of course.
Cara and Mayer divided the song’s verses, with Mayer lending his signature rasp to the tune’s second verse before playing the role of a background singer during the chorus as Cara once more assumed the lead. Mayer has long been known for his somewhat surprising and eclectic collaborations and this one hardly disappoints.