Rihanna’s megahit Stay has been presented in an entirely new form at a recent BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session featuring alt rock juggernauts 30 Seconds To Mars.
Main man Jared Leto tackles both the main Rihanna vocals as well as the featured appearance from Mikky Ekko. The former actor managed to channel his inner fire and adds some grunt to the emotionally charged ballad, getting his raspy on something vicious.
Say what you will about people who wear shades indoors – if you can sing this well, you can wear sunnies wherever you damn well please. Joined by his fellow bandmates, Leto obviously had the starring role in this rendition but, no matter how bored that drummer looked, being part of this particular session would have been an unbelievable buzz.
The band will be returning to stir up Australia’s legion of Echelon members in March 2014 for a run of headlining shows. The lads were meant to be here back in August – which obviously didn’t happen – to support their current album Love Lust Faith + Dreams.
Listen: Jared Leto – Stay (Rihanna cover)