WATCH: 20+ Kiwi artists come together remotely for COVID collaboration 'Stay'

music news 14/04/2020

Over 20 New Zealand musicians have come together (remotely) to collaborate and create 'Stay' - a song encouraging Aotearoa to 'stay home, save lives.'

An official release from Loop reads:

'The brainchild of Te Mฤngai Pฤho and Loop, the track & video were written, produced & recorded remotely by over 20 artists in just seven days, showcasing how New Zealanders are able to pull together in a time of crisis.

โ€˜Stayโ€™ was directed by Mikee Tucker, written and arranged by Anna Coddington, Rob Ruha, Scott Tindale and Brad Kora, Ara Adams-Tamatea & Joel Shadbolt (L.A.B), with a wide range of sixteen vocalists featured throughout including - Anna Coddington, Bailey Wiley, Hollie Smith, Ria Hall, Theia, Fran Kora (Kora), Jackson Owens, Joel Shadbolt (L.A.B), Kings, Logan Bell (Katchafire), Pere Wihongi (Maimoa), Rei, Rob Ruha, Stan Walker, Tiki Taane & Troy Kingi.

โ€˜Stayโ€™ is the final result, written, recorded & edited in seven days, remotely combining over 20 of New Zealandโ€™s most exciting and well known artists together with a clear and simple message - โ€œthis isnโ€™t forever, weโ€™re in this togetherโ€.

All proceeds from โ€˜Stayโ€™ will be donated to Music Helps, who are doing great things to help those in the music industry affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to the track and check the video out up top!