Legendary English singer Rod Stewart released the new song “Stop Loving Her Today” which is part of his new orchestral album, You’re in My Heart: Rod Stewart With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hear Rod Stewart’s “Stop Loving Her Today”
In an interview with Rolling Stone about the upcoming album, Rod Stewart said:
“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.”
The song was written by Simon Climie of the ’80s pop duo 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.”
“To make it blend in somewhat [on the album], we had to put them on it,” he 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.”
“I do know that they keep the drums from the original recording of ‘Maggie May,'” he noted. “Believe it or not, they even added strings to ‘Stay With Me.’ They really punched it up, and I’m quite proud of it.”