Roughly a year since Novelist teased out the first clips of "Stay With Me", the full song has now arrived. We would comment on how different it is from past efforts, but in recent years, N.O.V. has explored grime, rap, drill, his own Ruff Sound, drum & bass, reggae and even more romantic sounds — and that eclecticism has only increased in the past few months with projects such as Heat (a collab EP with North London's Shailan) and #52WeeksOfFire. Regardless, "Stay With Me" taps into a surprising '80s pop/New Romantics vibe with a rich synth melody and a vocal melody that will catch you off guard (but in a good way). As his artistry continues to thrive and explore new territories, we can only imagine what'll come next from Novelist.
Press play on "Stay With Me" and expect a music video soon.
UPDATE (June 12): The official video has arrived.