New Release & Tour Dates: James Bay – Wild Love

Today, James Bay returns with his brand new single Wild Love, alongside the song’s lyric video, which can be seen below…

After teasing fans for months online, Wild Love marks Bay’s first new music since his debut Chaos & The Calm, released in 2015. 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

While some fans might call Wild Love a new sound for Bay, on this Bay explains: “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. 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”

On the song, Bay stated: “Wild Love is about the experience of falling for someone. Something you can feel immediately when you meet them for the first time, or which rekindles throughout a relationship. It’s also about yearning for someone – whether that’s the person you can’t keep your eyes off across the room, or in my experience, the person you don’t stop thinking about wherever you are in the world”

Today, Bay also announced details for an intimate North American headline tour and London show, which sees him perform at intimate venues coast-to-coast kicking off in the US…

March 15th – London Brixton Electric
March 25th – Seattle, WA The Showbox
March 27th – San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
March 28th – Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater
March 31st – Chicago, IL Metro
April 2nd – Washington, D.C. Lincoln Theatre
April 3rd – Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
April 5th – Boston, MA Royale NightClub
April 6th – Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
April 8th – Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall