Jared Leto is by far one of the most talented people out there being able to do almost everything, and do it particularly well. Acting, music, humanitarian, we’re almost blushing at how much we sound like fan-girls writing this. (He’s also really pretty and has great hair.)
Today, video surfaced of the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman covering Zedd’s song “Stay the Night.” The video features Leto performing a piano-led rendition of the Top 100 radio hit.
The stripped down version of the song is a complete departure from the original as it does not have any of that electronic dance music, over-produced sound and of course there is that little issue of Leto singing the lyrics rather than Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams.
Give the cover of the song a listen and let us know which version of the song you like best: the original or the cover?
We’re pretty sure that if you were to rewind time and tell Hayley Williams ten years ago that she would be contributing vocals to one of EDM’s rising star’s new song, who know what the response would be; maybe she would laugh in our face and go back to coloring her hair with orange highlighters.
Well, times have definitely changed for the frontwoman because this wouldn’t even be the first time she has lent her vocals to someone out of her music realm. After a week of dropping hints about his new song, the Russian born DJ finally released his song featuring Williams titled, “Stay the Night.”
“We had the topline written and we needed a singer, and we were kind of brainstorming on who would be a good fit; at first we thought it might be better to have a male singer,” Zedd told MTV News. “But then, since I know Hayley’s voice, we had the idea to use her for the track … I kind of think it’s more sexy and interesting with her singing it.”
In that same interview, the DJ admitted that he had been a fan of Williams for quite sometime saying, “she’s one of my favorite singers and I think she did an incredible job.”
The new song can be found on the producer’s deluxe version of Clarity which is scheduled to be released on September 24. The deluxe also includes other tracks such as “Push Play,” featuring Miriam Bryant, a Zedd remix of Skrillex and The Doors’ “Break’n A Sweat,” and a Zedd remix of Empire of the Sun’s “Alive.”