Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week is “Stay” by Abraham Alexander feat. Gary Clark Jr.! Now featuring background vocals from blues singer Gary Clark Jr., this updated version of Abraham Alexander’s breakout 2019 single brings even more depth to Abraham Alexander’s compelling story. Born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Alexander recounts the anxieties associated with leaving a place that you call home. For Alexander, when faced with dramatic uncertainty surrounding spiritual and physical relocation, “being confident enough to just walk through a door I felt was right” was always the most valuable course of action.
Although Alexander would eventually step forward and embrace this leap of faith approach, “Stay” bears witness to the nerve wracking feeling of standing atop the steep cliff of uncertainty. Alexander’s folksy guitar licks ground his grand vocal harmonies in the cool melancholy of indecision. A driving, mechanical beat pulls against the meandering flow of the lyrics as these two elements encapsulate the competing feelings that come with the loss of a home. If your day needs an extra dose of soul, check out Abraham Alexander and Gary Clark Jr.’s “Stay” below!
Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all week to hear “Stay” by Abraham Alexander (feat. Gray Clark Jr.), Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week. Share your thoughts on the track by tagging #L100DJPicks on Twitter.