Tide Of Emotions: “Hold Back The River” by @JamesBayMusic


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JAMES BAY, “Hold Back The River”

And the talent from the UK just keeps on coming… You can happily add 23 year old James Bay to the mix with his urgent and soulful pop in “Hold Back The River”, from his upcoming EP of the same name.  James has already got to open for the likes of The Rolling Stones when they performed in Hyde Park last year.  “Let It Go” gave us a cool taste of what James Bay was all about this past summer, but “Hold Back The River” beckons immediate attention and has a perfect blend of vocal power and story-telling that will easily win over audiences into Sam Smith or Ed Sheeran.  Can’t wait to hear more!  Listen below to the BBC radio rip, which also includes a phone interview with James.  “Hold Back The River” is hit-bound.

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  1. […] I wrote about “Hold Back The River” by UK singer/songwriter James Bay back in October.  I wasn’t sure if James’ catchy blend of folk and rock would catch on, but then came Hozier’s success and all of a sudden critical kudos started coming forward for James.  Then recently, the song landed at #2 in the UK.  “Hold Back The River” debuts at #23 from James’ debut album Chaos & The Calm. […]


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