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James Bay Releases Fan Favourite Single “Us”



30 March 2018 (Toronto, ON) — Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay shares highly anticipated single “Us” today through Republic Records/Universal Music Canada the country’s leading music company. Check out “Us” HERE.


“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.  The pre-order unlocks instant grat downloads of “Us” as well as previously released songs “Pink Lemonade” and “Wild Love.” Full track list below as well as the album pre-order HERE.


“Us” 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. Check it out HERE.


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.”


In addition, Bay recently released full details for his global Electric Light Tour. The first North American portion continues its sold out run through the beginning of April and includes a show at the Danforth Music Hall on April 8. Bay was also just announced to perform at Osheaga in Montreal this summer. List of upcoming Canadian shows below. Purchase tickets HERE and check out the official merchandise designed by Bay himself HERE.


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, ForbesHarpers BazaarTimeGQ UK,Rolling StonePeopleClash, Billboard, and more.


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.


April 8                          Toronto, ON                Danforth Music Hall*SOLD OUT
August 5                      Montreal, QC              Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
September 28             Toronto, ON                Woodbine Park
October 13                  Vancouver, BC           Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center


Electric Light Tracklist

  1. Intro
  2. Wasted On Each Other
  3. Pink Lemonade
  4. Wild Love
  5. Us
  6. In My Head
  7. Interlude
  8. Just For Tonight
  9. Wanderlust
  10. I Found You
  11. Sugar Drunk High
  12. Stand Up
  13. Fade Out
  14. Slide

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