Rod Stewart Release New Song “Stop Loving Her Today”
Rod Stewart for his new song, Stop Loving Her Today - Rod Stewart / Youtube
The raspy rocker Rod Stewart has just released a new song titled “Stop Loving Her Today”, for his new and upcoming orchestral album, You’re In My Heart: Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album is produced by Trevor Horn and will feature remakes of Stewart’s classics, as well as new compositions.
In an interview with the Rolling Stone, Stewart said that he was curious about how they could reimagine his hits, “I can’t say that I’d pay for a ticket to go and watch classical music. But I told them I’d like to hear a couple of takes and see what they can do with these songs. I was pleasantly surprised with what they came back with.”
This new song was written by Simon Climie of the 80’s pop act, Climie Fisher. “His manager is an ex-girlfriend of mine from way back in the ‘70s called Dee Harrington. He’s a wonderful chap and writes beautiful songs. He came up with this one, and she said, ‘You know who should sing this? Rod.’ They gave it to me, and I immediately fell in love with it,” Stewart explained.
Stewart also admitted that while the album, in general, was excellent, some points were just too much for him. “To make it blend in somewhat, we had to put them on it,” the singer said. “I think we might have gilded the lily with the strings on it and we might do a remix where we take them down a little. … They’re a bit too loud.”
However, he notes the ingenious use of archived vocal and instrument recordings being repurposed for the album, saying, “I do know that they keep the drums from the original recording of “Maggie May”. Believe it or not, they even added strings to ‘Stay With Me.’ They really punched it up, and I’m quite proud of it.”