Long before Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” there was Frank Sinatra’s song of the same name. Released in 1964, it’s one of Sinatra’s most somber ballads, despite its sweeping strings and full band accompaniment. For his new Sinatra covers album, Bob Dylan chooses to strip the song down to its core, recording a simple five-piece rendition that manages to convey a whole new set of emotions. Listen at NPR.org.
The album, Shadows in the Night, arrives February 3rd through Columbia Records. “Stay With Me” is preceded by the first single, “Full Moon and Empty Arms”.