Stay woke: A new single from British singer-songwriter Laura Ciotella’s debut album, ‘Stay Woke’, has climbed to No.1 on the Billboard Hot100, where it debuted at No. 9.
The song is a reinterpretation of the hit tune from ‘The Big Sleep’, released in 2009, and features Ciotellas lead vocals.
The song was also a hit in Europe in 2011, when it topped the chart.
“I’m not a huge fan of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘American Idol’, so when I heard the song, I was like, ‘OK, this is the song that’s going to be my new anthem,'” Ciotelli told Billboard.
“This song is about my own struggles and how I cope with things, and how my body and mind can go wrong at times.
I feel like I need to have that conversation with myself and say, ‘This is my body, this isn’t my mind, this doesn’t work, this won’t work.'”‘
Stay Woked’ also has a hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No 5, and Ciotelle told Billboard that she’s hoping to be able to get a bigger chart play.
“If I was to say I’m going to release a song from this album, it would be a song that would hit a different place in the charts,” she said.
“There’s a couple of songs that are really hard to get to the top of the charts.
I’d love to get one of those.”
Listen to the song above, and be sure to check out the album’s full tracklist below.
Stay woke: Laura Cionelli sings ‘Stay Watched’ for the first time as a single online article “I’ve just got so much to say and feel, and I’m so tired of feeling like this, so I just wanna sing and write and play music,” Ciotello said.
“I’m trying to keep it upbeat, so it’s got that feel to it, and it’s definitely not the song where I want it to be.
I think that’s where it is right now, so hopefully people will get excited and go, ‘Oh my God, this song is great!'”
Ciotelles song ‘Stay Wakey’ is her second single to debut on the Hot 100, following the song ‘I’m Ready’.
She previously made her debut in 2017 with ‘I Am’, the lead single from her second album, which also featured the hit ‘Stay.
The song also charted in Germany and Portugal before peaking in the United Kingdom at No 1.