Last year, James Bay released Electric Light, his second studio album, via Republic Records. The young English singer now tours the United States with a show at The Anthem on Friday, March 8.
James said, “If I had to describe my first album visually, it would probably be a flame — while this new album is about a real sonic and artistic evolution for me. The feeling of a 100-watt bulb expanding and brightening is what I envisioned. Electric Light came to my mind and I knew it was perfect.”
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In a review for AllMusic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine calls the latest record from James Bay “tight, melodic, and memorable.”
“It sparkles with digital textures that give plenty of space for Bay to sing with a soulful abandon, a quality that wasn’t necessarily evident on Chaos and the Calm either. Admirers of the deliberateness of the debut may find Electric Light a bit too slick and modern, yet that’s precisely the album’s appeal: Bay never seems like he’s pandering; he sounds thrilled that he has a chance to make the kind of layered, genre-bending pop that he wants to make, and listeners may well find that freedom alluring,” Stephen wrote.