Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will release his anxiously awaited second full-length album,Electric Light on Friday, May 18, 2018 via [Republic Records]. Full track list below as well as the album pre-order Here!
Starting today fans can pre-order Electric Light which will unlock an instant download of critically acclaimed single “Wild Love” and brand-new track “Pink Lemonade.” Premiering as Apple Music Beats 1“World Record” today, “Pink Lemonade” illuminates another shade of Electric Light – showcasing Bay’s evolution with a louder sound and transistor guitars. The song comes out right in time for his NBC Saturday Night Livedebut performance on Saturday, March10th with host Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther). Check out “Pink Lemonade”Here!
After selling out his spring headline tour, Bay is also announcing details for his expanded North American and European run. Adding nearly 30 new dates, the tour takes Bay across North America and Europe making stops at New York’s Beacon Theater on September 18th and Los Angeles’The Greek Theatre on October 7th.Fan pre-sale for these newly added shows will begin on Wednesday, March 14th at 10am local time, with the public on-sale taking place on Friday, March 16th at 10am local time. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets with purchase of any item from shop.jamesbay.com and every pair of online tickets comes with a copy ofElectric Light (offer valid for US residents only). Tickets can be found at www.jamesbay.com.
Aspiring to push his own musical boundaries with Electric Light Bay noted: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame – while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”
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. Released on February 8th, single “Wild Love” has already reached 10 million Spotify streams and counting in addition to racking up nearly 3 million views from its official music video co-starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” 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 LightHERE via Republic Records.
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
JAMES BAY 2018 TOUR DATES: March 15th London Brixton Electric SOLD OUT* March 25th Seattle, WA The Showbox SOLD OUT* 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*
NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED: May 27th SWANSEA Radio 1 Biggest Weekend+ May 29th London The Roundhouse+ May 30th Manchester Albert Hall+ June 1st Sheffield O2 Academy+ June 2nd Bristol Colston Hall+ June 3rd Cambridge Corn Exchange+ June 5th Newcastle 02 Academy+ June 6th Leicester De Montfort Hall+ June 23rd Newcastle Isle of Wight Festival+ June 8th Paris Elysee Montmartre+ June 11th Amsterdam Melkweg+ June 12th Berlin Huxleys+ 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