HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM LEAP OUT JULY 8TH FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH GRAMMY WINNING PRODUCERS & SONGWRITERS INCLUDING DAVE COBB, IAN FITCHUK, JOEL LITTLE, FOY VANCE, FINNEAS AND MORE
Pre-order and pre-save new album LEAP HERE.
Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist James Bay releases the official music video for his new single “One Life.”
On the “One Life” video Bay said: “From the moment I was presented with the idea for the video I was totally moved. It just felt right; the perfect way to tell the story of the song. The actors and directors did a beautiful job and I’m so excited for you to see it. Hope you love it x”
Bay previewed the “One Life” last week with a heartfelt note on socials talking about the inspiration behind the song – his relationship with his longtime girlfriend Lucy. On the song Bay said: “This is a song I wrote about me and Lucy. We first got together at 16 and have been together ever since. She’s supported me since day 1. From open mic nights, right through to my biggest shows. It’s been one adventure after another, but now we’re on the biggest one of all. Raising our beautiful daughter Ada.” Check out the post HERE
Bay will release his highly anticipated third full-length album, Leap, on July 8th via Mercury/Republic Records. Pre-order and pre-save Leap—HERE.
For Leap, Bay worked with some of the most sought after producers and songwriters in a mixture of in person and remote sessions in Nashville & London including Foy Vance [Ed Sheeran], Dave Cobb [Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton], Ian Fitchuk [Kacey Musgraves, Brett Eldredge], Joel Little [Lorde, Taylor Swift] & Finneas [Billie Eilish, The Knocks]. Check out the full tracklist below!
To announce the album and this next chapter, Bay shared a powerful letter on social media where he talked about his mental journey towards the making of this next body of work. Read the letter below and on social media– HERE.
It arrives on the heels of “Give Me The Reason.” The latter has already gathered nearly 10 million global streams and right out of the gate, Rolling Stone detailed how the single captures “that feeling of being on the verge of letting go of someone, while looking for any excuse to give it another try.” NME dubbed it “bittersweet,” and mxdwn noted, “the song opens up with his iconic voice that ignites the listener.” “Give Me The Reason” was recorded at both Blackbird studios in Nashville and in London with producer Gabe Simon [Lana Del Rey, Maroon 5, Calum Scott] and co-written with Foy Vance and features Ian Fitchuk on drums. Watch the incredible music video HERE.
This summer James will be joining The Lumineers on their 2022 Brightside World Tour where he will be joining them on nine dates including Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on September 1st and Chicago’s Wrigley Field on September 3rd. See full dates below.
James Bay 2022 Tour Dates:
August 17th Tulsa, OK Bok Center
August 19th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
August 20th Austin, TX Moody Center
August 26th Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
August 27th Charlotte, NC Spectum Center
August 31st Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
September 1st Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
September 3rd Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
September 6th Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena