James Bay has shared a stripped-down acoustic version of his critically exalted new single “Wild Love.”
“Wild Love” is quickly shaping up to be a massive hit for Bay. Within a couple weeks, it already surpassed 6 million cumulative streams and counting. Meanwhile, it also staked out a spot in the Top 20 at Hot AC radio.
This week, he unveiled the cinematic music video co-starring Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer on ABC’s Good Morning America which had Stranger Things and Bay fans talking. Check out the video here. In addition, Bay was announced as the musical guest for NBC’s Saturday Night Live for Saturday, March 10th with Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther) as the guest host.
Next week, be on the lookout for special Wild Love – Remixes arriving March 1st. Ushering “Wild Love” right to the center of the dance floor, sought-after producers such as Jonas Blue add another dimension to the song.
Released on February 8th, “Wild Love” has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and more.
After teasing fans for months online, “Wild Love” marks Bay’s first new music since his internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY® Award-nominated debut Chaos & The Calm (2015). The song premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac Show as her “Hottest Record In The World.” Composed in East London’s Baltic Studios, Bay co-wrote and co-produced the track with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth [Adele, Florence and The Machine] to add final production elements.
In addition, Bay recently announced a string of intimate North American headline shows as well as a date in London’s Brixton Electric. The tour which went on sale last week sold out in minutes and sees him perform at venues across the country kicking of March 25th.
JAMES BAY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
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, ON Danforth Music Hall – SOLD OUT