Watch Vera Blue cover The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” for Like A Version
Vera Blue is the latest artist to appear on triple j’s Like A Version segment, covering The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s hit song, “Stay.”
Blue’s rendition of the track – which placed second in the triple j’s 2021 Hottest 100 – was released on the broadcaster today (January 28). It’s a stunning overhaul of the high-energy cut, incorporating signature elements of Blue’s sound – a harp, heavy reverb and powerful vocals – to make the track his own.
Watch Blue’s version of “Stay” below.
Along with the cover, Blue also performed her own original song. She went for her only 2021 single “Temper,” inspired by ’80s pop. Also, check out that performance below.
Speaking about the track’s origins at the time of its release, Blue said, “I don’t know if it’s made up, but people always say that redheads are a bit feisty and we have a bit of a short fuse.”
“This song is about capturing that emotion and trying to suppress it so you don’t scare your partner. It makes me dance, but it also has that emotional side.
Blue’s “Temper” also made it to the hottest 100 this year, placing at No. 72.
It was Blue’s third appearance on Like A Version, having performed on the segment in 2016 to cover Jack Garratt’s “Breathe,” as well as performing his track “Hold.” She also joined Flume on the show later that same year for “Never Be Like You”, featuring Kai, Ngaiire and Kučka, and a cover of “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJs.