James Bay looking relaxed and happy with his guitarImage courtesy of The Guardian

We don’t know about you guys, but yesterday was a little tough for us to get through after the long holiday weekend. Well, if you’re still struggling today never fear, we’ve got you covered. Just take a moment, stop what you’re doing and listen to this guy. James Bay.  For those of you who already know him, we’re sure you’re already in love, and for those who don’t, prepare to fall hard. He was just awarded the GQ Men of the Year Award for Breakthrough Musician yesterday.  JamesBayGQImage courtesy of GQ

We could go on and on about his soulful voice, the way his fingers seduce the guitar strings, his lyrics that grab you and take hold of your heart, but we won’t. We’ll just let you listen for yourself.

Let It Go

Hold Back the River


Although he’s from Hitchin, an hour or so outside of London, his debut album Chaos and the Calm was recorded in Nashville.  The whole album is amazing and once you’re hooked, then go check him out at one of these venues live!