I just want you to know that I almost didn’t post about this because I’m not sure how I feel.
Last night a friend sent me an email in all caps that read, “JARED LETO SINGING YOUR FAV SONG,” followed by the video below. (Don’t look at it yet, though! Let me explain!)
I have about 800 favorite songs but the one she was referring to is Stay by Rihanna. Good lord do I love this song. It tears at my heart strings and makes me fake-weep. I sing it in the shower almost every day, which makes my roommate super excited and happy.
HOWEVER: while I appreciate Jared Leto as much as the next Jordan Catalano fan, I’m not all that into his voice on a melodic scale. I won’t change the radio if a Thirty Seconds To Mars song starts playing, but I prefer him on-screen where I can see him. Still, I watched the video because that’s what friends do — watch each and every YouTube video we’re sent.
Catalano Leto sing my song when I’m used to it being sung by myself and Rihanna exclusively was a bit disarming. I still can’t tell if I like it or not! And that confuses me.
But then I was like, listen, it’s Jared Leto, and he’s covering RiRi, and it would mostly be a disservice to you righteous dudes if I didn’t share the video and ask your thoughts.
Watch it here:
Now what are your thoughts? And can someone tell me how I should feel? I can’t sort these emotions out on my own. I’m over-thinking it again, aren’t I?
Update: I just listened again. Leto wins, I like the song. We very much still need to hear your thoughts, though.