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Listen: Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”, featuring Mary J. Blige

on June 02, 2014, 9:05am

Previously, Mary J. Blige teamed up with Disclosure for a new version of “F For You”. Now, the R&B goddess has joined forces with the brothers Lawrence’s pal Sam Smith for an updated take on Smith’s single “Stay With Me”. Listen to their beautiful piano-led duet below (via Miss Info). Update: The duo has shared an intimate performance-based video for their collaboration, which you can watch below.

“I’m so honored to have had the chance to work with Sam Smith,” Blige said of their collaboration. “Sam’s true soulful voice… is the first of this kind I have heard since Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson and all the great soulful male voices from the ‘80s. I’m completely blown away by his talent, soul and the sincerity.”

“Stay With Me” appears on Smith’s forthcoming debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, due out June 17th via Capitol. For more, listen to “Money On My Mind” and watch the powerful video for “Leave Your Lover”. Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.