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23rd Feb 2018

James Bay strips back new single “Wild Love” delivering acoustic version

Will Lavin

Acoustic love.

It’s not just his hair he’s cut, James Bay has also cut a new version of his single “Wild Love”. Stripping it back to an acoustic version, it’s a beautiful rendition of his first new song in three years.

Debuted as the “Hottest Record In The World” on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, Bay co-wrote and co-produced the track with his longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and the Machine) in to add final production elements.

James Bay says of “Wild Love”:

“’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.”

Listen to the acoustic version of the song below:

Aside from several UK festival performances this summer, his upcoming Brixton Electric show on March 15th sold out in under two minutes. He will also embark on a U.S. tour at the end of March. His performance dates are as follows:

March 15th London Brixton Electric (SOLD OUT)
March 25th Seattle, WA The Showbox (SOLD OUT)
March 27th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
March 28th Los Angeles, CA Belasco Theater (SOLD OUT)
March 31st Chicago, IL Metro (SOLD OUT)
April 2nd Washington, D.C  Lincoln Theatre (SOLD OUT)
April 3rd Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
April 5th Boston, MA Royale NightClub (SOLD OUT)
April 6th Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) (SOLD OUT)
April 8th Toronto, Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
June 21-24 ISLE OF WIGHT, Isle of Wight Festival
June 29th GLASGOW, TRNSMT Festival