UPDATE: You can watch the pair perform this version in the above video.
With its simple, effective melody and some stirring gospel backup singers, “Stay With Me” is a big song and at least part of the reason the charismatic crooner’s new record (out in the States on June 17th) already debuted at #1 in the UK. Now we’ve got a new studio version featuring Mary J. Blige who’s been all over contemporary British pop in 2014. “Such an honor to have the amazing @MARYJBLIGE featured on #STAYWITHME, WOW!, Smith gushed in a tweet. The video for the collab premiered on Good Morning America; you can watch it
here above. For more, read our candid cover story interview with the sensitive Smith from the pages of our annual Summer Music issue.