Back in February we covered Hanne Leland’s delightful Carry On, a track that brought some warmth to a very cold month. The follow up to that track makes me suspect she can predict the weather, as the sublime Stay brings an air of cool calm to a very hot (so far) month of June.
The track couldn’t be more different from Carry On – stripped down, reflective and allowing Leland’s voice to let fly. Showcasing her impressive vocal range to maximum effect, as well as her ability to elicit emotion with the merest turn of a simple phrase, this heartfelt, plaintive electro ballad possesses enough hooks and sheer presence to melt the coldest of hearts.
Photo by Mariann Vik