By Ariana Bacle
Updated December 02, 2014 at 07:57 PM EST
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Mikky Ekko is best known for his duet with Rihanna on 2013’s “Stay,”but he’s going solo for his latest song, “Time.”

“Time” is the title track off Ekko’s upcoming album, his first full-length record since getting into the music business more than five years ago. The song is an acoustic ballad full of music swells and emotional lyrics—not quite as upbeat as “Smile” (if you can call “Smile” upbeat), but enjoyable nonetheless.

Time comes out Jan. 20.