According to Consequence of Sound, Sam Smith’s hit song “Stay With Me” now has a new co-writer. Well, two new co-writers – rockstar, Tom Petty and singer-composer, Jeff Lynne.
One source close to the case said, “When Sam’s track was originally released, it was clear to a lot of musicians that there were notable similarities between the tracks,” referring specifically to melodies of the respective choruses. “After it was pointed out to Sam’s camp, they didn’t try to fight it and amicably dished out royalties. It wasn’t a deliberate thing, musicians are just inspired by other artists and Sam and his team were quick to hold up their hand when it was officially flagged.”