James Bay Releases Fan Favorite Single "Us"; New Album Electric Light Arrives May 18, 2018
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay shares highly anticipated single "Us."
"Touring my music means I've been lucky enough to meet people all over the world and witness the phenomenal strength of crowds. Gigs can be the greatest proof that positivity and strength comes from us all sticking together. I wrote this song to explore unity and inclusion. Looking through the lens of my own personal relationships, this song turned out to be a particularly important moment on the album for me," says Bay.
"Us" is the latest track to be unveiled from his anxiously awaited second full-length album, Electric Light—arriving in stores and online Friday May 18, 2018 via Republic Records. The pre-order unlocks instant grat downloads of "Us" as well as previously released songs "Pink Lemonade" and "Wild Love."
The song has been a fan favorite during Bay's recent US & UK tour dates. Yesterday in anticipation of the release Entertainment Weekly premiered an acoustic video performance of the song.
Heralding the release of Electric Light, Bay made his electrifying debut on Saturday Night Live. Watch these unforgettable performances of "Wild Love" and "Pink Lemonade."
Electric Light Tour. The first North American portion of the tour kicked off in Seattle and continues it's sold out run through the beginning of April. The tour will then continue with stops overseas and returns to the US in the Fall. Full itinerary below. Purchase tickets at www.Jamesbay.com and check out the official merchandise designed by BAY himself at https://shop.jamesbay.com
Composed in East London's Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. "Wild Love" has already reached 14 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the "Wild Love" music video here. "Pink Lemonade" has also raised its hand as a standout with over 3 million streams and features an "almost" intergalactic music video with a heartwarming twist. See the official "Pink Lemonade" music video here!Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK,Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.
Be on the lookout for more news from BAY and pre-order Electric Light via Republic Records. Check out James Bay "Us" Acoustic Video below!
Electric Light Tracklist
2. Wasted On Each Other
3. Pink Lemonade
4. Wild Love
6. In My Head
8. Just For Tonight
10. I Found You
11. Sugar Drunk High
12. Stand Up
13. Fade Out
JAMES BAY ELECTRIC LIGHT 2018 TOUR DATES:
March 27th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore SOLD OUT*
March 28th Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater SOLD OUT*
March 31st Chicago, IL Metro SOLD OUT*
April 2nd Washington, D.C. Lincoln Theatre SOLD OUT*
April 3rd Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel SOLD OUT*
April 5th Boston, MA Royale NightClub SOLD OUT*
April 6th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) SOLD OUT*
April 8th Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall SOLD OUT*
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED NEW TOUR DATES:
May 27th SWANSEA Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+
May 29th London The Roundhouse+ SOLD OUT
May 30th Manchester Albert Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 1st Sheffield O2 Academy+ SOLD OUT
June 2nd Bristol Colston Hall+ SOLD OUT
June 3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange+ SOLD OUT
June 5th Newcastle 02 Academy+
June 6th Leicester De Montfort Hall+
June 8th Paris Elysee Montmartre+
June 11th Amsterdam Melkweg+
June 12th Berlin Huxleys+
June 23rd Newcastle Isle of Wight Festival+
June 27th Corke The Marquee+
June 29th Glasgow TRNSMT Festival+
August 17th RIZE Festival Chelmsford- Hyland Park+ September 13th Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theatre+ September 14th Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater+ September 15th Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center + September 18th New York, NY Beacon Theater+ September 20th Washington, DC The Anthem+ September 25th Philadelphia, PA Penn's Landing - Festival Pier+ September 26th Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+ September 28th Toronto, ON Woodbine Park+ September 29th Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre+
October 1st Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom+
October 2nd Minneapolis, MN State Theatre+
October 5th Salt Lake City, UT Union event Center+
October 7th Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 11th Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre+
October 13th Vancouver, BC Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre+
October 14th Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre+
October 15th Portland, OR Rose Garden - Theater of the Clouds+
*Previously Announced Tour
+ New Tour Dates
For Tickets for all shows, please go to www.jamesbay.com
James Bay Links:
James Bay is the definition of a modern day rock star. Following the release of his debut album Chaos And The Calm, featuring—"Hold Back The River" and "Let It Go"— BAY was nominated for "Best Rock Album," Best Rock Song," and "Best New Artist" at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In the UK, the record became the "Biggest New Artist Album Release" that year and has been certified Gold in the United States, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, platinum in Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, double platinum in the UK and has sold nearly 3.5 million albums in global consumption, and 2.7 billion streams worldwide. Receiving the BRIT's Critics Choice award in 2015, BAY has gone on to receive a win for "Best Male Solo Artist" at the BRITS, International Newcomer at the ECHO Awards, "Best New Act" & "Best Solo Artist" at the Q Awards, "Most Performed Work" at the Ivor Novello Awards and was nominated for "Best New" & "Best PUSH" at the MTV EMA's and a MTV VMA for "Best New Act." On the other side of the globe, he has received a nod for "Best International Artist" at the ARIA Awards in Australia. In addition to selling out shows and performing at festivals across the globe, BAY lent a new version of his song "Running" for the 2016 Sports Relief charity, is an advocate for the international non-profit Wateraid, designed his own signature line for Topman, and Epiphone created the Limited Edition James Bay Signature "1966 Century" Guitar in his name.