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James Bay on new album ‘Leap’: “It’s a cohesive album, born out of the least cohesive time”

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James Bay has announced the release of his third studio album, ‘Leap’. Check out new single ‘One Life’ along with our interview with Bay below.Bay’s new album will be released on July 8 via EMI Records/Republic Records, and comes previewed by the single ’One Life’.

Arriving on the heels of March’s ‘Give Me The Reason’, the song is a tribute to Lucy Smith, Bay’s longtime girlfriend and the mother of his daughter Ada, who arrived last October.“I’d never written from this perspective before,” Bay told NME. “I’d never written from a place of such joy and positivity.

Lucy and I first got together at 16 and have been together ever since. She’s supported me since day one. From open mic nights, right through to my biggest shows.

It’s been one adventure after another, but now we’re on the biggest one of all. Raising our beautiful daughter Ada.”The Hitchin singer-songwriter’s upcoming LP will be his first full-length project since 2018’s  ‘Electric Light’ – a record that saw Bay take on a more experimental range of sounds.

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