Patti Smith Covers Rihanna's 'Stay'
Over the years, Smith has never been afraid to embrace pop culture, recently declaring her love for the Hunger Games movie franchise, even writing a song ("Capital Letter") for the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
Now Smith has offered up her own version of Rihanna's mega-smash "Stay," calling it "the 2013 song of the year." Smith's take on Rihanna's song was captured during a performance at New York City's Webster Hall last year.
Her quiet, mournful take on the tune is true to the original, trading verses with her onstage pianist, Tony Shanahan. Shocked laughter can be heard from the crowd as the familiar chord progression rings out, but the audience seem to be won over by the end of the song. Check it out.
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