UK singer songwriter James Bay returns with ‘Wild Love’, his first new single in almost two years.
James first rose to prominence via his 2014 top ten hit ‘Let It Go’.
He hit again with his top five smash ‘Hold Back The River’ and the album it came from, ‘Chaos And The Calm’.
Premiered on BBC’s Annie Mac Show overnight, ‘Wild Love’ is James’ first new music since that debut album of his.
And it marks a slight shift in musical direction.
“I know some of this new sound was not apparent on my first album – there were hints, perhaps – but I think my new music helps to paint a fuller picture of who I am,” he explains.
“As soon as I recognized I was being pinned down as ‘the intimate acoustic guitar guy’ I realized I knew I had to push myself musically. I want it as part of my arsenal, but I don’t want that solely to define me.
“I’m not there yet, but hope that this new music can do for singer-songwriter, loosely, what Drake and Chance The Rapper are doing for their genre: tearing up the rule book.”
Though we have a new James Bay single to call our own today, there’s no word yet on that all-important second album, though you can virtually guarantee it’ll land sometime throughout the course of 2018.
Listen to ‘Wild Love’ here;