12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

James Bay has a voice like a knife. On his debut full-length, the nascent English singer/songwriter fulfills the promise of his early recordings with a collection of lushly arranged rock he recorded in Nashville alongside GRAMMY®-winning producer Jacquire King. The soulful “Let It Go” features a hypnotic guitar melody and stunning vocal performance, while shades of Bruce Springsteen can be heard in the windows-down rush of “Get Out While You Can.” Elsewhere, Bay’s voice cuts through the Fleetwood Mac–like swing of “If You Ever Want To Be In Love” with veteran aplomb.

EDITORS’ NOTES

James Bay has a voice like a knife. On his debut full-length, the nascent English singer/songwriter fulfills the promise of his early recordings with a collection of lushly arranged rock he recorded in Nashville alongside GRAMMY®-winning producer Jacquire King. The soulful “Let It Go” features a hypnotic guitar melody and stunning vocal performance, while shades of Bruce Springsteen can be heard in the windows-down rush of “Get Out While You Can.” Elsewhere, Bay’s voice cuts through the Fleetwood Mac–like swing of “If You Ever Want To Be In Love” with veteran aplomb.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

1079 Ratings

Amazing artist. So Raw it's beautiful

Vacinity,

Everything about the songs released on this album are amazing. The words, the emotion behind it, and the genius behind the guitar playing and singing. I cannot wait to hear the rest of the album. My favorite song of life is Let it Go. I'm not sure what happens when I listen to this song. I go to another place. It's not like the trash that's out there now. It's different. It's good. That's an understatement. It's amazing and if you don't preorder and buy all the songs, your doing something wrong in your life. Be smart! James bay has an extremely bright future! Can't wait to see it develop into something completely outstanding. Good luck Bay
~ maybe ur biggest fan.

The next big thing.

bstrawn3000,

James Bay is just a wonderful musician. His voice and songwriting bring about so much soul and grit that is displayed in his music. I CANT WAIT for this cd. It has his best songs from his EPs, but he also has new ones which I’m sure will be fantastic. So stoked for this.

About James Bay

A singer/songwriter with a penchant for crafting moving and evocative folk-pop, James Bay hails from the North Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin. Bay honed his skills regionally, eventually landing high-exposure support slots with Tom Odell, John Newman, and Kodaline before inking a record deal with Republic/Universal in 2012.

Bay soon began recording material, and charted the single "When We Were on Fire" in 2013. One year later, he landed a pair of songs in the British Top Ten; first, "Let It Go" peaked at number ten, and by the end of 2014, "Hold Back the River" hit number two (and charted in ten other countries). Bay's first full-length, Chaos and the Calm, appeared in March 2015, in time for him to play a handful of American dates, including showcases at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. The album hit number one in Great Britain and Ireland, and debuted within the Top 20 in the U.S. During 2016, Bay earned a Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist, as well as Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song for "Hold Back the River." ~ James Christopher Monger

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