James Bay has announced the release of his EP Oh My Messy Mind and is starting his string of appearances along with television performances for the week of the release. An episode for American Public television’s The Artists Den upcoming season, TODAY (NBC) is set for May 16th. From there he will wrap up the week by performing at the Chase Sound Check Event Series in partnership with the Madison Square Garden Company also on May 16th.
“I regularly write things down in a stream of consciousness to empty my head. ‘Oh My Messy Mind’ is a line I wrote on a particularly dark day a little while ago. It seemed to reflect a weight that I felt I was carrying at the time, and that comes back now and again. The songwriting that followed was me looking for a release. With “Bad” and the other songs on the EP, I wanted to be honest about some of my own stories and other stories I was being pulled into. “Bad” is a break up song, it’s just not my break up.“