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I haven’t been this surprised and content with the debut release of a new artist probably since Brendan James stepped forward in 2010. Before "Hold Back The River" was even covered (so entirely too quickly) on The Voice, I was asking people if they’d heard this album because I was wanting to spread the word. Great musicality, voice, songwriting, arrangement. .. it’s a mixture of pop, rock, soul, with tinges of blues and gospelthe combos I used to relish in music that seem to have faded much in recent years. Glad to hear it’s back and wrapped around James Bay’s raspyyet smooth and cooldelivery. Faves are "Hold Back The River" and "Best Fake Smile". Check it out!
Amongst its twelve tracks, James Bay s Chaos And The Calm features the singles Hold Back the River and Let It Go. Driven by his soulful delivery, captivating storytelling, and inimitable spirit, he s poised to capture the attention of listeners worldwide within the next year.Already, numerous tastemakers are predicting big things for BAY in 2015. A multitude of major news sources have chosen him as one of 2015 s Artist to Watch. In addition The New York Times named Let It Go as one of 2014 s best songs. Back home, he recently received the high honor of the BRIT Critics Choice Award, an honor previously won by none other than Adele, Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, Jessie J, and many other superstars. He s also been put on the Long List for BBC 1 Sound of 2015. BAY hails from the tiny town of Hitchin, but he cut his teeth performing at London s iconic venues including opening for The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, opening for two sold out tours with Kodaline, John Newman and Tom Odell. It was at one of these very performances that a fan filmed his set and shared the video on YouTube. The video quickly caught the attention of Republic Records who ended up flying BAY to New York and signing him on the spot. This fall he was selected to perform at the Burberry s Prosum Spring/Summer Fashion Show and the iTunes Music Festival. BAY is now set to kick off his second sold out headlining tour of the UK.
Chaos And The Calm [LP] Review
As a musician, I can honestly say this album is a true masterpiece. James Bay has talent, and nearly every song on the album showcases his ability. From songwriting to guitar playing, he crafts his sound very uniquely and remains raw and not overproduced. If you’re a guitarist that loves the sound of P90 pickups in a semi hollow, this album delivers that tone in spades. Highly recommend! -Read Reviews-
I found James Bay via the Grammy Awards. His duet with Tori Kelly on ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Hollow’ was breath-taking. I immediately came to and listened to the samples from Chaos and The Calm and had to order the cd. I didn’t hear a single sample that I didn’t like and now that I have the cd (and the instant download – what a great feature amazon, thank you!) I find myself having it on in the background most of the day. Obsessed, much? Favorite tracks ‘Collide’, ‘Scars’, ‘Let It Go’, ‘Hold Back the River’. .. they are ALL favorites. Every song has an essence that draws you in. I can’t wait for the next cd to come out.