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Please stay

from Please Stay by El Perro del Mar

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Eric Van Lustbader Reworking classic tracks is a minefield. So much can go wrong, you can find yourself wanting to listen to the original. Not so with El Perro Del Mar's version of "Please Stay," which is so achingly gorgeous it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.


Sweden’s El Perro del Mar has released a cover of “Please stay,” a Burt Bacharach original that’s been canonized in musical history by acclaimed covers from an array of artists such as The Drifters, Elvis Costello, and The Cryin' Shames. “Please stay” previews a new El Perro del Mar record on the horizon, and will also be a part of a new dance performance piece by El Perro del Mar debuting at Stockholm’s famed Royal Dramatic Theatre in November and December, 2019.

-"'Please stay' by Burt Bacharach has been made in different versions but my favorite by far is the one produced by pioneer producer Joe Meek with The Cryin’ Shames from 1966. This version is complete magic,” Sarah explains. “It’s been on my mind for some time and when working on this album that’s all on dark matters I came to think about what would happen to the song if its original meaning of love and heartbreak was to be about death and the pleadings of having someone not die or return from the dead.”


from Please Stay, track released May 8, 2020
produced by El Perro del Mar, Jacob Haage and Petter Granberg


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El Perro del Mar Stockholm, Sweden

El Perro del Mar is the musical pseudonym used by Sarah Assbring. Since 2005 she has released 7 albums. Her 8th full-length album will be out in 2023.

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