The British breakthrough artist of 2015, James Bay continues his trajectory to super stardom with the release of standout track ‘If You Ever Want To Be In Love’, the fourth single to be taken from his debut album, ‘Chaos and The Calm’, the biggest selling album of the year.
The track taps into James’ love of artists like Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams melding emotive imagery, with driving guitar and a hook-laden chorus. It’s a tale of nostalgia and homecoming.
The video for the track was directed by acclaimed director Sophie Mueller and sees James performing in a small venue not too dissimilar from the pubs and clubs he was playing just 18 months ago. Now as one of the most successful live acts of the year, he’s selling out venues across the world.
NEW SINGLE ‘IF YOU EVER WANT TO BE IN LOVE’ IMPACTS 4TH DECEMBER
WINNER OF ‘BEST NEW ACT’ AT 2015 Q MAGAZINE AWARDS
Chaos and the Calm’, the No.1 album is the biggest selling album of the year. Certified platinum, the record has spent over 31 consecutive weeks in the top 15 album chart, spawned two top 10 singles; the spine-tingling Gold single Let it Go and the million selling Hold Back the River and accumulated over 300 million Spotify streams globally.
He’s been no stranger to award ceremonies this year either, having won ‘Breakthrough Solo Artist’ at the GQ awards, walked away with the ‘Best New Act’ at the Q Awards, and performed at the MTV EMA awards in Milan where he was nominated for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best PUSH Artist’.
Over the summer the Brits Critic’s Choice winner was drawing huge crowds on the UK festival circuit. He delivered an incredible set on the hallowed ground of Glastonbury, had the audience in the palm of his hand at V Festival and delivered the perfect Sunday afternoon set at T in the Park. He’s also just completed a sold out UK tour including 3 shows at Brixton Academy and recently announced a residency at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in March 2016.
Dates as below
Tues 29 March 2016 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Wed 30 March 2016 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Thur 31 March 2016 Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
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