NEW MUSIC: JAMES BAY | GIVE ME THE REASON (STRIPPED ACOUSTIC)
Following the release of his fantastic comeback single "Give Me The Reason," James Bay has now released an acoustic version of the song and a video. The singer, who will be appearing at Hits Live in Liverpool next month, shared a video clip on Instagram. He tells his fans: "It’s always fun to re-explore, rework or reinvent a song in a more stripped back way, creating an acoustic version. My musical life began with lots of performing acoustic, either solo or with a couple of others onstage." He continued: 'So for me, it’s a familiar way to make music. Here’s Give Me The Reason sounding a lot like it did when I first demo’d it. But with some extra special excitement peppered throughout by mine and @foyvance ‘s co-writer and brilliant producer @gabesimonsays Enjoy! X." Before releasing the acoustic version, James also shared some of his thoughts behind writing the song telling his fans: "So many different thoughts and processes go into writing every song. Here are some of the thoughts behind the writing of "Give Me The Reason." As well as releasing new music, James is due to start his UK tour on 29th April in Oxford. He has also teased a new album telling his fans back in March: "Give Me The Reason," the first single from my third album, is finally here. It’s been a long and winding adventure making all this new music, but every moment was worth it. I love this song; I hope you all love it too." James Bay will join The Lumineers on nine dates of their upcoming stadium tour this fall.