Filled with yearning, the cinematic “Stay” cuts to the quick of a relationship at a turning point. For OTR, the song became entwined with his memories of a friend, creating an “emotional timestamp.”
OTR says, “I first heard these vocals after WYNNE DM'd me on Instagram about working together. Unfortunately, that same day, my friend passed away from a car accident and I wasn't in any state to write. When I got home from his funeral, I wrote the music for the song, which felt like my final goodbye to him.”
WYNNE made his debut as an artist in 2017 with his acclaimed single “Distraction” and a feature on ODESZA’s GRAMMY®-nominated “Line Of Sight,” which he co-wrote. Rory Andrew – the mastermind behind WYNNE – has also written and produced songs for such artists as Two Door Cinema Club, Parson James and Jordan Fisher. He composed an original piece for Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, a 2017 film that won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Score.
“Stay” comes on the heels of OTR’s spring 2019 single, “Heart” ft. Shallou, which is currently #1 on the Sirius XM Chill chart. The track has amassed nearly two million cumulative streams while YouTube plays are at 1.8 million combined.