LET MY BABY STAY Music video featuring Amandla performing a cover of Mac DeMarco's "Let My Baby Stay."
(C) 2017 Interscope Records
Directed and edited by Amandla for the Everything, Everything soundtrack and the movie's closing credits. Produced by Leven Kali.
Released on Vevo May 11, 2017. Click here to stream.
"Amandla's pop star status has now been confirmed with the arrival of their debut single — a stunning cover of "Let My Baby Stay" by beloved slack-rocker Mac Demarco." - i-D
"The actor totally transformed Mac DeMarco's "Let My Baby Stay" into their own, putting a dreamy, R&B spin on the track." - TEEN VOGUE
"Teenage polymath Amandla Stenberg can try her hand at anything and it’s gonna be gold: a stellar acting career, fronting the cover of Dazed, teaching you the ways of Art Hoes, jamming on violin with Dev Hynes. Ahead of the release of her latest film Everything Everything, Stenberg has released a cover of Mac DeMarco’s “Let My Baby Stay”, which will feature on the soundtrack. Amping up the synths, the stylized cover reinvents Mac’s pretty acoustic original from 2014’s Salad Days for a vibey, slow R&B bop." - DAZED
"At this point, there is very little that Amandla Stenberg cannot do. ...Amandla's version of the track is a smoother ride than the original...replacing its acoustic guitar with lilting synths, and transforming it into a tender R&B jam. It may be even better than the original (sorry Mac)." - NOISEY "Paired with a moody, minimal music video, Amandla Stenberg's "Let My Baby Stay" cover is a thoughtful deconstruction of Mac DeMarco's 2014 original. ....With a captivating vibe and lyrical conviction, Stenberg demonstrates she's more than just a popular actor." - Josh Rubin, COOLHUNTING.COM
"At just 18 years old, the lovely Amandla Stenberg has tons of amazing accomplishments under her belt. She’s a stellar actress, a profoundly effective activist, and now she’s a performer/music video director." - SAINT HERON
"Stenberg self-directed what is essentially a virtual mood ring with a palette of blues, pinks, and purples." - NYLON
"Amandla Stenberg Completely Reinvents Mac DeMarco’s “Let My Baby Stay” - THE FADER
"It's simple and it's great!" - PAPER
"Heroic little human Amandla Stenberg has yet again made a truly lovely contribution to our happiness. This time it comes in the form of a cover of king Mac's 'Let My Baby Stay'. Already a pretty dreamy track, Amandla whacks up the synth levels and brings a new soul touch with the vocals. It's just fab." - OYSTERMAG
"Oh sure, I like Mac Demarco's "Let My Baby Stay" just fine. But there's something irrepressible and irresistible about Amandla Stenberg's interpretation that really breathes new life into the song. Stenberg's voice coos with the sugar of 60s girl group chanteuses of old, and the icy cool undulations of the song add more than a little come hither." - FUZZY LOGIC
"Amandla Stenberg is following in the long line of former child stars who are forging a second career as a musician, but unsurprisingly Stenberg doesn't do anything quite like the teen idol predecessors of eras past. Instead of safe, ready-radio pop, she makes her debut with a smooth cover of indie rock musician Mac DeMarco's "Let My Baby Stay." - W MAGAZINE
"The song and video, directed and edited by Stenberg, puts an R&B spin on the low-fi track. The visual follows the retro lead of Drake's "Hotline Bling" and fits her dreamy take on DeMarco's song." - HYPSTER
At 18-years-old, Amandla Stenberg has achieved more than most people could ever dream of." - CR FASHION BOOK
"Amandla Stenberg just put out a music video for their amazing cover, and once you listen to it, you won’t be able to stop...We seriously could listen to it on repeat all day and night!" - HELLO GIGGLES
"Stenberg recorded a song for the soundtrack. Because she’s never one to do the bare minimum. In the video, she is surrounded by less-cool (yes, even the one wearing a beret) teens addicted to their phones and dances, “Hotline Bling”–style, in a technicolor room. She is an island of presence among her zombie-like peers. Well, art imitates life." - NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Actress Amandla Stenberg hasn’t officially announced she’s launching a music career, but after the song and video she’s gifted us in promotion of her new film Everything, Everything, it would be rude not to. ...I was instantly convinced that the pop world needs this girl. She’s bursting with charisma, coolness and likability…The Thought and energy that has gone into Let My Baby Stay says to me that she’s ready to make a serious play for pop stardom." - THIS MUST BE POP
"Amandla Stenberg has proven more than once that she is worth every bit of the hype that surrounds her name." - INDIE
"Stenberg's smooth vocals mixed with the airy and danceable production is addictive." - BAEBLE