Alessia Cara is featured on Zedd‘s brand new single “Stay” – and we can’t stop listening!
The pair spoke about their collaboration and what it was like working together.
“I’d loved her songs before but realized that she’s an unbelievable talent when we started rehearsing together.” Zedd said about first meeting Alessia back in 2016. Alessia added, “Zedd was really hands on and made sure I was involved in every part of the process.”
“I think this song is right in the middle between where Alessia is musically and where I am and that’s what’s so exciting about it,” Zedd continued. “I’ve been trying to knock down barriers around music genres and this is another step for me to walk towards a musical future where I can create any genre I want without people putting me in a box.”
Alessia said, “It still feels like me, just an elevated pop sound. I don’t know that I would be in this bold on my own stuff so it’s cool to try these things with collaborators.”
“Zedd and I have been friends for a while now, so we’ve been wanting to collaborate,” the 19-year-old singer-actress said in a statement (via EW). “He called me up, and said he’d just finished a track he wanted me to hear. I rushed to the studio and immediately fell in love with the song. The next day he introduced me to Grey, and we began recording right then and there. We knew we had something special, because it all happened so fast and with such ease. It was so fun, and pretty amazing, to have this chance to work closely with friends who are so immensely talented.”
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