Buzzing UK singer and songwriter JAMES BAY has released his second EP, Let It Go [Republic Records]. This is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed U.S. debut, last year’s The Dark of the Morning. “If You Ever Want to Be in Love,” the lead single off of the EP.
“If You Ever Want to Be in Love” rolls from heavenly acoustic guitars and piano into a robust refrain from the singer. It’s a bright and unforgettable anthem that showcases his immense range.
Let It Go also features the heartfelt title track, which stands emblematic of his songwriting prowess and artful lyricism. For both “Let It Go” and “If You Ever”, he enlisted the production talents of Jacquire King [Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, Tom Waits], while mixing was handled by Michael Brauer [John Mayer, Coldplay]. The whole world will be talking about BAY very soon.
He’s also gearing up to support Irish sensation Hozier on his U.S. tour this fall. In 2013, he toured the States alongside ZZ Ward and Wild Feathers. Meanwhile this year in the UK, he has supported Tom Odell, Kodaline, and John Newman, in addition to headlining Dingwalls in London-which sold out six weeks in advance.
2014 also sees him make his debut at prestigious UK festivals Glastonbury on June 27 and T in the Park on July 11th. BAY remains a magnetic performer on stage, consistently captivating audiences with his powerful presence. Don’t miss him on this intimate run!
BAY hails from the tiny town of Hitchin, but he cut his teeth during rapturous sets at London’s famed Blue Flowers Club as well as Notting Hill Arts Club in addition to supporting both Laura Mvula and Rae Morris. It was at one of these very performances that a fan filmed his set and shared the video on YouTube. The video quickly caught the attention of Republic Records who ended up flying BAY to New York and signing him on the spot.
James Bay will play an over 14’s headline show in The Academy on the 17th of November. Tickets €15 including booking fee go on sale this Friday at 9am from ticketmaster.