The amazing James Bay met up for Round 2 with Stingray PausePlay to talk about his new album Electric Light, losing his hair, and his incredible drawing skills.
James Bay’s ascent to pop stardom has appeared effortless. Having scooped the Brits Critics’ Choice award in 2015, the Hitchin-born singer-songwriter duly saw his debut album, Chaos and the Calm, hit No 1 and go double-platinum in the UK and Top 20 in the US, picking up a slew of industry awards along the way.
The troubadour behind Hold Back the River has ditched the hipster hat for thigh-length boots – and a sleek new sound.
"If I had to describe my first album visually, it would probably be a flame," Bay said in a statement referencing his 2014 debut Chaos and the Calm. "This new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100 watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect."