UK singer-songwriter James Bay is now streaming the first single from his debut acoustic EP "The Dark Of The Morning," which will be released digitally on July 22nd.
The EP's first single, "Move Together," was released digitally this week at iTunes and other major digital music retailers. Bay has posted a stream of the track online that you can check out here.
Even though he's only 22 years of age, BAY possesses the wisdom and craft of a veteran songwriter. His stark delivery adds raw power to the stripped-down five-song collection's acoustic strumming, elegant cello, and delicate piano.
"Move Together" glides from a plaintive, poetic verse into an unforgettable melody. The lyrics exude a cinematic gravitas, while the music remains evocative of greats such as James Taylor and Carole King. This solo affair stands out as a propos introduction to his style.
Bay will hit the road in the U.S. this June with select dates supporting Beth Orton and he'll return to home to open up for The Rolling Stones at the iconic Hyde Park July 13.
1. Move Together
2. Need the Sun to Break
3. When We Were on Fire
4. Stealing Cars
5. Clocks Go Forward
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6/18 Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe