Following its release on Monday, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay shares the music video for his latest track“Slide.” Check out the “Slide” here and the video here!
On “Slide” and its beautiful video Bay said: “Slide was the last song written for the new album and it felt like a natural closer. Although it’s tone is sad and heavy, it’s essentially about connection – a theme which, with hindsight, this album is really hinged on – and hope, despite the fact it doesn’t always work out. I guess it goes back to the nature of why I love songwriting – because a song promises the possibility of connection with other people – so we chase those flashes of creativity even when they sometimes lead us astray.”
The outro to the song and video feature a reading of one of Bay’s favorite Allen Ginsberg’s poems: “Song”which begins with “…the weight of the world is love” and is read by musician David Ryan Harris who Bay brought on tour this spring.
“Slide” was featured as a World Record by Apple Music/Beats1 with Zane Lowe and proceeds the arrival of his anxiously awaited second full-length, Electric Light [Republic Records]—finally available everywhere nextFriday, May 18, 2018. Pre-order HERE to receive instant grat downloads of “Slide” and the previously released hits “Us,”“Pink Lemonade,” and “Wild Love.”
In addition to new music, Bay will be making his return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 16th. Be sure to tune in!
As a way to give back to his fans and fellow artists, Bay just teamed up with Spotify for a special fan event in honor of the new music entitled, #ElectricLightVisualized. Fans can submit their own artwork inspired by the new album and top submissions will be displayed at a private gallery in Los Angeles on May 11th, Meanwhile, one winning submission will be turned into a new merch item to be sold on his upcoming fall tour with proceeds benefiting the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Fans can submit HERE.
Recently, BAY has been anointed by music industry legends as he was asked by The Rolling Stones to directly open for them for their stadium show on June 19th at London’s Twickenham Stadium. He is in good company as openers on other dates include Liam Gallagher, Florence and the Machine, Elbow, The Vaccines and more. In addition, BAY will be featured on blues legend Buddy Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive And Wellon the new song “Blue No More.” Others featured on the album include Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
Captivating venues everywhere, he revs up the “Electric Light” Tour this May following the record release. See full dates below and at www.jamesbay.com.
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 ELECTRIC LIGHT 2018 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 19th 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+