BRIT Award-winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist James Bay will release his highly anticipated third full-length album, Leap, on July 8 via EMI Records/Republic Records.
Pre-order and pre-save Leap—https://JamesBay.lnk.to/Leap
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 Dave Cobb [Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Lady Gaga], Ian Fitchuk [Kacey Musgraves, Brett Eldredge], Foy Vance [Ed Sheeran], 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 talks about his mental health journey towards the making of this next body of work. Leap is an open-hearted and hopeful collection of songs dedicated to the people closest to him, and finds Bay taking bold creative risks, pushing emotional boundaries, and embracing the unknown. Read the letter below and on social media– HERE.
New single entitled “One Life” was previewed earlier this week with a 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
Listen to “One Life”— here
It arrives on the heels of Give Me The Reason which has already gathered nearly 8 million global streams, 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.” and NME dubbed it “bittersweet.” Give Me The Reason was recorded at both Blackbird studios in Nashville and in London with producer Gabe Simon [Lana Del Rey] and co-written with Foy Vance and features Ian Fitchuk on drums. Watch the incredible music video HERE.
Over the last few weeks James has played a feverish sold-out tour of the UK with Gigwise noting, “If one ever doubted James Bay’s rockstar status, this would be the show to prove them wrong” This summer James Bay will be joining The Lumineers on their 2022 Brightside World Tour in the US before heading back to the UK to play a number of festivals.
May 28- Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
June 2- Villiers Sq, Isle of Man
June 4 – Argovia, Switzerland
June 5 Wild Roots, Ireland
July 1 – Barn On The Farm (solo)