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Ongoing Variance favorite Edwin Arzu has returned with new music.

On Friday, the singer shared his brooding new single "Stay," which was produced by Jay James and is the first preview of his upcoming Arzu EP, which is expected to arrive in September. According to Arzu, he wrote the new song and the forthcoming project during a four-month period when he traveling between London and Paris last year.

"I had time to reflect on life and write about things that have been on my mind, so the Arzu EP is like my personal audio journal," says Arzu. "'Stay' is me asking a person, would you stay with me even when the world falls? Because anyone would say something that sounds nice, but do you actually mean it?"

Listen below.