Protocol Boss Nicky Romero Drops “Stay”. A Taste of Progressive Nostalgia


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If there is anything that we have learned for covering music all of this time, it is that great music is an audible vehicle for the creator to tell their story. Today we are heading on over to Protocol Recordings for “Stay”, a brand new drop from the label boss himself Nicky Romero.  Romero is one of the modern producers to change and mold today’s electronic music scene how he sees fit. Not only has he founded one of the most prolific modern electronic music movements, but he is also constantly on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list year after year and has attributed heavily to the global spread of electronic music. Romero continues to surprise us, even dropping a mini-doc series back in 2019 and multiple successful releases now that he’s back on the wagon. Hell, he is even putting one hell of a performance at the London opening of the Call of Duty League eSports tournament!

“Stay” is definitely an interesting piece for Romero to drop, but nonetheless does have its place in the Romero catalog. Deriving from other hits like “Distance” and “Love You Forever“, “Stay” gives Romero a chance to put his softer side on display. Putting his big-room synths and larger-than-life sounds on hold, Romero instead opts for the lighter progressive beats that melt the hearts of his audience. “Stay” feels nostalgic in every sense of the word, making us long for the lost loves of our youth. A track that makes you feel nostalgic (because we millenials love nostalgia) and introspective at the same time is a solid track in our books. What else is on the horizon for Nicky Romero, perhaps a new album or EP? We will have to wait to find out.

If you happen to be in the following cities, you can catch Romero live!

Feb 08 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – London, UK
Feb 14 – NOTO Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 15 – Echostage – Washington, DC
Feb 22 – ageHa – Tokyo, JP
Mar 06 – RAI Amsterdam – Amsterdam, NL
Mar 06 – Du Arena – Abu Dhabi, AE
Mar 13 – Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 21 – Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL
Apr 18 – The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay – Singapore, SG

Make sure you check out “Stay” on Spotify as well as the YouTube lyric video below!

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