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ALMA Premieres Heartbreaking Acoustic Version of 'Stay All Night'

ALMA Premieres Heartbreaking Acoustic Version of 'Stay All Night'

ALMA Premieres Heartbreaking Acoustic Version of 'Stay All Night'

The powerhouse singer-songwriter shares the visuals for her latest track, and also shares a playlist of songs that helped make her who she is today!

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Pop seductress and powerhouse singer-songwriter ALMA is premiering the acoustic version of her potential heartbreak anthem, "Stay All Night," exclusively with PRIDE.

"It’s funny because I wrote this song for me even though lots of people seem to think I wrote it about someone else!" ALMA tells PRIDE.

"I could be mistaken/You could be a heartbreak," she reflects over a somber guitar riff and atmospheric electric guitar, a more melancholy shift from the original song's bouncier feel. "So why would you leave?/You could stay all night."

"It was at a time that I really needed some encouragement to just be free and not think about the 'what if’s' or worry about what was going to be good for me. Now when I’m feeling anxious I just ask myself, would it really be that f---ing bad?"

The track is the second release off of her upcoming EP which will boast acoustic versions of a few tracks from her debut album, Have U Seen Her.

"This acoustic version is really special to me," she says. "It gives people time to really hear the lyrics and think about what they mean to them. I hope they help them get some perspective too..."

To celebrate the release, ALMA also participated in our Soundtracks of Pride series, where our favorite LGBTQ+ musicians share songs that made them who they are. We all have those songs that are forever ingrained in our coming-of-age stories. Songs that gave us hope, played during our first kiss, made us feel fierce, or simply helped us understand ourselves a little bit better. Oftentimes, this is particularly true for LGBTQ+ artists.

ALMA's playlist features Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" ("Brings back so many memories — good and bad ones! If the DJ puts this on as the last song of the night you can’t go wrong!"), Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" ("Amy is my favourite forever and this song is such an inspiration for me!"), and MGMT's "Electric Feel" ("This song was playing in my favourite teenage club and I fell in love. I really had to search for this song though because there was no Shazam back then!").

ALMA's Have U Seen Her? Acoustic EP is out on June 25. Listen to "Stay All Night (Acoustic)" above along with her Soundtrack of Pride playlist. Be sure to check back in for the rest of June for more from LGBTQ+ artists

Photos: Lusha Alic

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!