JAMES BAY DEBUTS “WILD LOVE” MUSIC VIDEO CO-STARRING NATALIA DYER OF STRANGER THINGS
VIDEO CLIP PREMIERED ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
NEW ALBUM COMING SOON
“Rising star” – Forbes
“James Bay is back” – People
“Silky New Ballad... “Wild Love” - Rolling Stone
“This is a new era...aesthetically and sonically”- Harper’s Bazaar
“Wild Love” pushes beyond the boundaries of what he's released so far” – Baeble
“‘Wild Love’ feels simultaneously like a throwback and a step forward” - Time.com
“Veering from lubricious, Prince-meets-Sesame-Street funk-pop to Blondie-style new wave, [his] new songs are both wildly eclectic and very catchy. Sexier and more self-assured than his debut.” - Q Magazine
“… a synth-driven, ’80s-evoking soul anthem that wouldn’t sound out of place on an early Prince album- Idolator
NEW YORK, NY (February 19th, 2018) — Today, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer, songwriter, and artist James Bay debuts the music video for his acclaimed new single “Wild Love”.
A clip of the video premiered today on ABC’s Good Morning America and co-stars Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer. The video begins with a closeup of Bay and follows him through a crowded dance floor where first sees Dyer and the two lock eyes. Watch the full “Wild Love” video below.
About the video and working with Natalia Dyer, Bay said, “It was such a pleasure to work with Natalia on the "Wild Love" set. She's a lovely person, a huge talent and it was great hanging with her while making this video. I'm a massive 'Stranger Things' fan so I tried everything in my power not to fan boy too hard.”
Released on February 8th, “Wild Love” has already reached 4 million Spotify streams and counting in addition to racking up half a million YouTube views for the initial lyric video. Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.
After teasing fans for months online, “Wild Love” marks Bay’s first new music since his internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY® Award-nominated debut Chaos & The Calm (2015). The song premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac Show as her “Hottest Record In The World.” Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced the track with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements.
In addition, Bay recently announced a string of intimate North American headline shows as well as a date at London's Brixton Electric on March 15th. The tour which went on sale last week sold out in minutes and sees him perform at venues across the US kicking off March 25th.
Be on the lookout for more news from BAY and check out “Wild Love” HERE via Republic Records.
JAMES BAY NORTH AMERICAN 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
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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.
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