Last night, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay walked on stage during the season finale of NBC’s The Voice to perform his latest single “Us.” Surprising audiences worldwide, 15 time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter/musician Alicia Keys joined him for a jaw-dropping duet of the song. Together they captivated millions around the globe and brought the house down with an immediately trending performance and one of the season’s most talked-about moments. Today, Bay releases an all-new version of “Us” [feat. Alicia Keys].
As Electric Light heads towards a massive worldwide debut, Bay’s TV takeover is underway. In addition to The Voice, he has also lit up stages at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, and more.
Recently, Bay has been anointed by music industry legends as he was asked by The Rolling Stones to directly open for them for their stadium show on June 19th at London’s Twickenham Stadium. He is in good company as openers on other dates include Liam Gallagher, Florence and the Machine, Elbow, The Vaccines and more. In addition, Bay will be featured on blues legend Buddy Guy’s upcoming album The Blues Is Alive And Well on the new song “Blue No More.” Others featured on the album include Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
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. “Wild Love” has already reached 20 million Spotify streams and its official music video co-stars Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things. “Pink Lemonade” has also raised its hand as a standout with nearly 7 million streams and features an “almost” intergalactic music video with a heartwarming twist. In addition, his anthem of unity “Us” has touched hearts across the country and its beautiful video has already reached over 15 million views. Most recently “Slide” has been pulling at hearts with its simplicity and message. Across the globe Bay has earned widespread critical acclaim from NME, Forbes, Harpers Bazaar, Time, GQ UK, Rolling Stone, People, Clash, Billboard, and performed on Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers.