No, the title of this article is not a typo; James Bay has stolen my heart and I need everybody to know about it. He is now my “musical bae”.
Earlier this week my friend and I attended the James Bay concert at The Belasco in Los Angeles. This was my friend’s first time seeing James Bay live and lets just say I had to fan her down in the middle of the show because the excitement could not be contained. Though it was my fourth time seeing him live, I will admit that the James Bay on The Belasco stage caught me off guard.
I first witnessed James Bay live when he was just breaking into the scene; he was shy on stage, took a while to warm up to the crowd and yet undeniably talented. The James Bay I witnessed earlier this week was a completely different beast of an artist. He was confidently-sure of his every move on stage, his vocal range was extraordinary, his charisma radiated off the stage and the sex appeal … that’s right I said sex appeal!
Okay so maybe my friend isn’t the only one that had to get fanned down.
The way James Bay plays that guitar of his will make a girl blush but you don’t have to take my word for it, because not only did I have to fan down my friend but the girl next to us screamed to her friend, “I want him to have sex with me like that”. Maybe it’s the haircut, maybe it’s the fact that he’s getting more comfortable on stage or maybe it’s that he’s excited to soon be sharing a new album with his audience; the fact is James Bay has never been better Live. This is his moment and we are just lucky enough to be able to witness it.
There is nothing like the electricity that runs through your body when you first watch “Pink Lemonade” being performed, the vocal runs in “Need The Sun To Break” are worth hearing live, experiencing his new single “Us” for the first time was magical and revisiting his classics like “Let It Go” made for an unforgettable night. Speaking of; the fact that you can say James Bay has classics is truly a testament to the impact that he has already made as an artist. Though familiar with the stage, lets not forget that he is still a new artist with only two albums under his belt (as of May 18) and a lifetime of music-making ahead of him.
A night of old songs, new songs, covers and a lot of screaming was had inside The Belasco the other night and we all have James Bay to thank for that. If given the chance to see him live, I urge you to take it because he is definitely worth the experience and I can’t wait to see him for a fifth time.