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FKA twigs Covers Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' - Watch Now!

FKA twigs Covers Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' - Watch Now!

FKA twigs puts her own personal spin on the hit song “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith for a performance in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

“There was one line which basically alludes to saying, ‘I’m not in love with you and maybe this isn’t a serious thing, but it’s perfect for right now and it’s what I need emotionally right now’ — and maybe that’s just something that I have related to,” the 26-year-old singer said during the segment (via Billboard).

The performance comes right after rumors spread this week that twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, is dating actor Robert Pattinson.


FKA twigs covers Sam Smith’s Stay With Me in the Live Lounge
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  • Meh

    All it takes is for a girl to be linked to Robert Pattinson and their record label publicity starts taking advantage of getting her major media coverage at any cost, even supplying fake “sources”. Sad. This girl could’ve gotten to this point on her own, but her label is using her friend to push her career. JJ has been reporting “might” be dating and now according this article they are dating? Which is it? I’ll tell you, they’re just friends and all of these stories are B.S. On another note, I like her song “Two Weeks” but she totally butchered Sam’s song.

  • J

    I was reading PEOPLE’s comments …I know, I know lol..smh…and there was discussion about how this whole Rob and twigs thing is pr rooted esp due to the countless “5 things to know about twigs” that all posted within a few hours of each other on more than 11 entertainment sites ::coughpressreleasecough::. No one was placing blame on Rob or Twigs personally, but all of this definitely feels like label publicity dept pushing. She’s an indie artist and major news coverage for anything allows for her label to push her music which benefits the label and her…makes perfect sense. I’m not saying she’s not dating Rob and I’m not saying she is, I’m just saying none of these tabloid sites have any real information. Besides he’s been getting cozy with another girl in LA and there’s photo evidence of that too but sites aren’t picking up the story because she’s not a celeb, that should tell you something. People in his camp don’t talk, which means it has to be twigs label that talks just like it was Dylan Penn’s agency talking last year.

  • leelee

    She’s probably a lesbian too.

  • tiff

    @leelee: that’s a big assumption considering no one knows anything about the girls personal life. i totally agree about the publicity team from her record company pushing her fact sheet and videos to capitalize off the pattinson story and try and sway people to check out her music … they would have been idiots not to when they have a platform practically handed to them. i don’t think she’s dating rpattz…they probably just chill… but i also dont care if she is. that said…i enjoy a lot of her songs so i’m not annoyed she’s getting press, buuuuut i’m not feeling this cover at all.

  • Sara

    Someone wake me up when she’s done “singing”

  • ….

    she may have creative talent as far as the visuals of her video and how her songs are produced and written, but her vocals just aren’t there. she can’t sing. i just discovered this girl banks who reminds me of twigs a bit, but banks has the vocals. she’s not an incredible singer, but she can sing…twigs can’t sing, but she can write, dance and produce.

  • Moi

    What a load of crap

  • Heather

    @J: What photo evidence of a girl in LA? Where did you see this? Do you mean Heather Necole ?

  • Heidi

    Seriously? What a way to ruin a Sam smith song, and the PR biography going around on her in every site is just over the top laughable lol

  • Gabby

    Omg! This is the worst rendition and she sounds horrid live, and girl lose the Eddy Munster eyebrows lmao

  • j

    wow…that was CR*APPP

  • goddamn!goddamn!

    I was too distracted by the eyebrows..

  • miki

    @tiff: leelee was being sarcastic, since KStew is probably (aka, definitely) a lesbian

  • J

    @Heather: No, not her. I was referring to the girl who was sitting alone with him at a table at a party last month with Death Grips and then left with him and some other friends the next morning. They stayed at the house all night. I’m not saying anything happened between the two, but how come the media is turning the cheek at those pictures 100% but not when there are platonic pics of him and twigs? It has to be because the girl is a no name but twigs isn’t and has a label is pushing it. Not blaming twigs, but labels are like that. It just further proves that Rob may be dating, but I don’t think the media has any insider information. He could be a dating a girl no one has even seen yet. I don’t trust the media at all.

  • crizo

    agree totaly with you i sing better then she does why mess up sam s beautiful song? :

  • tiff

    @miki: OH i had no idea. that went right over my head LOL. the cover is still bad though, i’ll stick to “two weeks”.

  • sammies

    I don’t think they are together , they are just friend

  • crizo

    I BELIEVE HE HAS A GIRL FRIEND NOT KTA SINGER SHE HIS GIRL FRIEND IS OUT OF HIS BUSINESS AND HOLLYWOOD SHE IS QUIET AND FROM A NICE FAMILY HE DONT LIKE THOSE FLYPPY GIRLS I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM AND KRISTEN WHEN PEOPLE TRY KEEP THEN TOGETHER HE IS DONE WITH HER AND SHE DONT WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM ROMANTIKLY BUT THEY CAN EVEN BE FRIENDS BECAUSE THIS MAKE MORE FRENZI IN THEYR LIFES I WISH kRISTEN FINDE SOMEONE NICE WITH HIS FEET ON THE GROUND LIKE HER NOT A DREAMER

  • L

    oh look, another contrived trick, nothing but sade and bjork swaggerjacker.

    she’s got decent lyrics but Her vocals are weak as f*ck.and massive thumbs down on that cover.

  • L

    she dating sparkles?LOL she does look like she would.
    he’s like a lame groupie, wasn’t he dating sia too

  • YES

    @L: nah he never dated sia, but they are really great friends..met through katy perry, of course. she squashed those rumors in a nanosecond. also DEAD ON about Sade and Bjork…that’s the first thought I had when I heard her. Everyone thinks she’s so new and creative, but they must be born in 1997 because everything Twigs is doing has been done before. Even her 2 weeks video look is jacked..her costume is a rip off of Aaliyah in Queen of the Damned with the ending like Rock the Boat. Also that baby hair thing was a huge style in the 90s…I know the 90s are trendy now but when girls do that do their hair with a door knocker nose ring, everyone says “soo fka twigs”…twigs didn’t invent that sh*t.

  • YES

    @L: i feel like she’s only interested in rob because it’s a weird idea of them together and nothing about this girl is normal. i think rob should date joan smalls, but i doubt she’d ever go for him lol.

  • Bo

    Every time the K Stewart fans flood the comments sections. Y’all are way too obvious, lol

  • YES

    @Bo: aren’t you tired of using that comment? i can’t stand kristen, i’m so glad she’s out of rob’s life…but i didn’t discover twigs through Robert Pattinson…I’ve known about her since early this year and my thoughts about her existed since then. i hear you on the fact that kristen fans go apesh*t when headlines like this appear, but they usually boast about rob drinking and other stuff. These comments here are nothing like that….some think twigs label is shady not her and some people just aren’t feeling this cover. you can go on youtube and see a bunch of people saying the same thing. it’s a bad cover and her style is heavily unoriginal. if you take my opinion to be that of a kstewart fan then maybe you just have those goggles on and can’t see past kristen fans and realize people have honest opinions that have nothing to do with bella sullen. you can’t preach that “oh kristen fans flooding the comments” against everyone who isn’t fangirling over twigs, it just makes you look bad and hung up on the past.

  • Nancy Downs

    robert pattinson and fka twigs remind me of taylor kinney and lady gaga: a seemingly normal guy who’s into some freakiness.

  • LOL…

    Ha! Ha! Ha! …. you don’t have to be a K Stewart fan to see that this girl just murdered a really good song … I’m a Smith fan now i’m gonna listen to the real song just to get this mess out of my head ! … And Damn !! did you see them brows ..LOL. way distracting !!!

  • haha

    @LOL…: Literally everyone can’t get passed the eyebrows on YouTube comments either lol. The girl isn’t bad when she’s singing her own intergalactic music, but she butchered poor Sam’s song.

  • Lil

    Just couldn’t get past the Eddy Munster eyebrows lol

  • miki

    @Nancy Downs: perfect comment ! Yes it seems so!

  • Joelle

    Not impressed with this song. Her voice has too much affectation rather than being natural. Someone just sang this song on the US Voice and she did much better, although her voice wasn’t perfect either.

    Nancy Downs @ 09/06/2014 at 8:03 pm

    Anything out of what SOME people consider normal is called freaky. Many people like more than just milk toast.

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