In a 20 second clip, captioned with “STAY. THE MOVIE”, clips show both LAROI and Bieber singing in empty streets, on rooftops and levitating in what looks like an apartment.
Watch the snippet below.
— charlton (@thekidlaroi) July 5, 2021
LAROI confirmed the track would land next Friday, July 9 in a tweet earlier this month.
He posted a screenshot of a text conversation with a person who seems to be Ron Perry, the CEO of his label Columbia Records, who confirmed the release date after having his phone blown up by LAROI’s fans.
“Thanks for messing w me,” the exec wrote. “I have 10,000 unread DMS.”
— charlton (@thekidlaroi) June 30, 2021
‘Stay’ comes as the second collab between Bieber and LAROI, after the duo first linked up for the track ‘Unstable’, from Bieber’s sixth full-length effort ‘Justice’, back in March. NME writer Will Lavin highlighted the track in his review of ‘Justice’, noting its “beautifully sparse soundscape”.
Though a tracklist for the project is yet to be unveiled, it’s likely ‘Stay’ will appear on The Kid LAROI’s forthcoming long-form release, tentatively titled ‘F*ck Love 3’. Last month, LAROI appeared to tease the project’s release in July, following a series of teases on social media that a new album was in the works.
‘F*ck Love 3’ will serve as the first project from LAROI since he signed to Scooter Braun’s management company, SB Projects, at the start of June.
The Kid LAROI released his debut mixtape, ‘F*ck Love’, last July. He followed up with a deluxe version of the record later that year, titled ‘F*ck Love (Savage)’, which contained seven new tracks including his hit ‘Without You’. He made his debut on Saturday Night Live in May, performing a version of ‘Without You’ with Miley Cyrus.
NME gave ‘F*ck Love’ a four-star review upon its release, writing that LAROI “shows off his extensive musicality and emotional depth on this promising debut”.