The genre-smashing Bryce Vine and Cheat Codes team up today for new single “Stay,” out via Sire Records / 300 Entertainment. Together, the multi-platinum Los Angeles artists are a powerful pop force, swirling up Bryce Vine’s smooth flow and Cheat Codes’ slick electronic production into a postparty anthem that’s both banging and brooding. Listen to “Stay” HERE and watch the video HERE.
Bryce Vine says,“Me and my friends wrote ‘Stay’ almost a year ago when the world was still normal. It’s about all those good times you don’t want to say goodbye to, but you appreciate them when they’re gone. It’s about the hopefulness that those times will come back, which I think we can all relate to right now. I’ve known Cheat Codes since before they were even Cheat Codes, and they just have such great energy that I really wanted to bring them a song that matched that energy, so we could feel like we were all back in those good times. I think it turned into the perfect collaboration.”
Cheat Codes add, “It’s crazy because we’ve known Bryce for almost 10 years and we always wanted to find the perfect song to collaborate on. We finally got there with ‘Stay.’Bryce and JP Clark wrote this idea in Miami, sent it to us and fast forward to today, we have an amazing record together.‘Stay’ represents a feeling that we’ve all been in and reminds us it’s important to hold on to the memories and good times. Especially during a time like this we want to encourage positivity and good energy.”
The track is a fitting follow-up toBryceVine’s more low-keyProblemsEP, a 5-song set released in August that he laid down in his bedroom with little more than a guitar in hand. His goal was to catalog the shock of being stuck in quarantine. With“Stay,”he’s bringing back the party—just with the caveat that it, too, will become a memory. This run continues a productive couple of years for the songwriter and producer. In 2019, he released his debut full-length,Carnival, which included the platinumYG-featuring hit“La La Land”and his double platinum breakout“Drew Barrymore.”And over the course of 2020, he’s released a handful of exciting singles, including February’s“Baby Girl”with Jeremih.
MeanwhileCheat Codes have already scored massive hits withDemi Lovato, Fetty Wap, Kaskade, and more, garnering over 4 billion streams to date, and are gearing up for their three-part debut album that showcases the individual personalities of Trevor, Matt and KEVI. The new collaboration reveals another side to both Cheat Codes and Bryce Vine, setting the stage for more exciting, genre bending pairings to come.