Love Me Harder was originally released by Ariana Grande and The Weeknd on Grande‘s 2014 album My Everything and as a single. It is a love song with thinly veiled references to enjoying violent sex. In this version Sofia has softened the performance and changed the lyrics slightly removing the more violent references, transforming it into a song about wanting a deeper relationship with more intense love. Replacing the electronic backing with a solo acoustic guitar, played superbly by Alexander Bortnikov, gives the melody of the vocal line greater prominence which greatly improves the song when it is sung as expertly as Sofia, putting this performance in a much higher category than the original.
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