RALEIGH, N.C. — Sean Magee noticed something when he first heard “Stay With Me,” by Sam Smith – it sounded a bit like Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”
The News & Observer reported that the 22-year-old Elon graduate used his musical skills to create a piano mash-up of the two songs.
The video was posted last June and has more than 90,000 views. Check out the video above.
Now, People.com recently reported that Smith will have to pay Petty royalties for the song. Petty is now listed as a co-writer of the popular tune.