Delerium & JES “Stay” has a wonderful sort of modern pop meets 1980 synth-pop sound. Richly emotive synthesizers provide a great counterpoint for the breathy, dreamy vocals on the single. Stay has each side – instrumental and vocal – contribute mightily to the finished composition. There are narrative elements to the minor shifts and changes of the instrumentation, while the vocals are integral in providing additional depth and complexity to the musical arrangements on the single. Stay’s extended instrumental sections (most notably at 3:00) do well to provide additional gravitas to the song.
We covered JES’s “Get Me Through The Night” back in January.