Stay by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
Rihanna is music’s golden girl because everything she does, or performs, turns to instant gold and her rendition of Stay ft. Mikky Ekko is nothing different. This beautiful lyrical song about love and the longing for another being, not only captivates you because of the beautiful nightingale voice of Rihanna herself, but because of the interplay between her and her co-producer Mikky Ekko. Neither are new to the scene, and it is hard to determine who is shining brighter, but both of them make this song about something that you really care about.
They both make you feel the heat intensely. The video is as captivating as the music. Rihanna has never looked so gorgeous, in her bare simplicity. There is nothing action packed, or spectacular about the video itself, but it is spectacular for the talent of the two performers alone.
Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, in Saint Michael, Barbados, she has quickly catapulted herself to R&B and hip hop legend. Having too many accomplishments to list, and a following greater than the likes of Madonna, she is a force to be reckoned with and one that will not be stopped anytime soon.
Joining her on this amazing creation is Mikky Ekko. He produces under the RCA Records label, and is quickly earning a reputation in his own right. Born in Louisiana, this 27 year old has a voice that feels like he is touching your heart. Although beginning as a song writer, his talented voice moved him upstage and personal in a very short time. Having his roots in gospel, Mikky Ekko’s voice is something that sears the heart and makes you fall in love instantly. Although just making a name for himself, he is assured to become one of the music industries coveted singer, songwriter, producers to come.
So what is the allure of this song? It is its connection to anyone who has ever been in love. It pulls at the heart strings and makes you recall a time in your life when you wanted someone so badly it hurt. Stay is about two people who are simultaneously earning for one another. The video displays them separately but together, reaching out, wanting to be together, loving each other.