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British singer-songwriter James Bay has returned with a newly unveiled single, Wild Love (his first new song since the release of his 2015 breakout album, Chaos and the Calm). It’s sonically a new era for Bay, Wild Love is different than what we expect from the folksy rock that we’re used to from Bay but we kind of love that because it’s still stripped down but is a musical croissant with layers of vocals and ethereal synths. It’s sultry and more of an R&B ballad and mesmeric to the ears. In a statement, Bay had this to say…

‘Wild Love’ is about the experience of falling 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.”

Watch below.

“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,” Bay said of his new musical direction. “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.”

Make sure to look for James Bay on tour, dates are below.

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
April 8th – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

You can pre-order Wild Love HERE.

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