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James Bay releases debut album ‘Chaos and the Calm’

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The long awaited debut album from 2015 Brit Awards Critics’ Choice winner, James Bay, was released today on Republic Records (March 23rd, 2015).

‘Chaos and the Calm’ features 15 tracks which showcase Bay’s classic rock and blues predilections, but also pay a welcome homage to his surroundings whilst he was recording in the pilgrimage capital of country, Nashville.

‘Hold Back The River’, ‘Scars’, ‘Collide’ and ‘Move Together’ are my current favourites.  I am definitely firmly rooted at the soft rock/blues end of the musical taste spectrum, but I think this record has a bit of something for everyone in this ball park.

I’ve been looking forward to this album for months now and I for one am not disappointed. I hear the similarities between Bay’s sound and that of later date Kings of Leon, but I have to say that I much prefer Bay’s music and I would liken his tone and vocal edge much more to Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) or Ben Howard. Aged just 24, I think we can look forward to a long and well established career from this artist.

A very satisfying debut.


shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

March 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

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