Ella Mai has shared a pensive acoustic performance of “Not Another Love Song,” as part of a new series from Google titled Nest Audio Sessions.
The reflective rendition does away with the layered backing vocals and striking beats of the original, instead pairing a delicate piano accompaniment from Omar Edwards with Mai’s crisp, fulsome vocals. “Deep end / Swimming in my feelings / I been here before / But it feels like I’m / Sinking,” Mai sings on the opening.
This latest offering follows Mai’s previous live performances of the song on Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol 2 concert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and BET’s 2020 Soul Train Awards. A video treatment for the single also arrived in late October. Earlier this year, Mai made an appearance in the visual for her 2019 collaboration with Usher, “Don’t Waste My Time.”
Listen to Ella Mai’s stripped-down rework of “Not Another Love Song” below: