James Bay will release his much anticipated second album, Electric Light on Friday 18th May via Virgin EMI. The follow up to his internationally acclaimed, multi-million selling, BRIT and Ivor-winning, triple Grammy nominated debut, Chaos & The Calm (2015), the album’s release will be accompanied by newly announced UK tour dates including a London show at The Roundhouse on 29th May.

Fans can now pre-order Electric Light to unlock an instant download of the brilliant first single “Wild Love” and the newly released “Pink Lemonade.” Premiering as Apple Music Beats 1 “World Record” today, “Pink Lemonade” illuminates another shade of Electric Light – showcasing Bay’s evolution with a louder sound and transistor guitars. The song comes out ahead of Bay’s NBC Saturday Night Live debut performance on Saturday 10th March. Check out “Pink Lemonade” below!

James Bay – Pink Lemonade

Preview, download or stream Pink Lemonade by James Bay

After selling out his London show in minutes, as well as his US spring headline tour, Bay now announced details of a run of UK dates to coincide with the album release, as well as an expanded North American tour later this year. Fan pre-sale for these newly added shows will begin on Wednesday 14th March at 10am local time, with the public on-sale taking place on Friday 16th March at 10am local time. Fans can gain access to pre-sale tickets with any purchase from shop.jamesbay.com. For all tickets, go to: www.jamesbay.com.

Aspiring to push his own musical boundaries with Electric Light, Bay notes: “If I had to describe my first album visually it would probably be a flame – while 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.”

Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced Electric Light with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements to the record. Released on February 8th, single “Wild Love” has already reached 10 million Spotify streams and counting in addition to racking up nearly 3 million views from its official music video co-starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. Watch the “Wild Love” music video here. Across the globe it has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.

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