If the 2016 Grammys was the first time you were introduced to the talented singer/songwriter by the name of James Bay, then you’ve got a lot of music to listen to. Bay and Tori Kelly wowed fans with their collaborative performance at the 2016 Grammys and fans really seemed to enjoy it. To celebrate the performance and his artistry we compiled 20 Timeless James Bay Quotes Including Lyrics so far.
The English songwriter has a way with words, his vocals and his guitar that has been slowly but surely reaching fans worldwide. His track “Let It Go,” is one of the most powerful tracks off of his album titled, Chaos And The Calm. Bay’s soulful sounds has gained him many comparisons along the way but he is truly a one of a kind talent and his ability to evoke emotion through his music is something that is evident from the first couple of notes in each of his songs.
His music is a cross between folk, R&B and country. There are some very minimal pop areas but there is a little something that everyone can take away from his music. Bay is nominated for the 2016 BRIT Awards for Breakthrough Act so while he didn’t take home a Grammy, it’s safe to say that many will be pulling for Bay to take home the BRIT award. You can check out our 20 Timeless James Bay Quotes Including Lyrics below.
“I’m going to take each day and each thing and each gig as it comes at me.”
“Come on, let it go. Just let it be. Why don’t you be you and I’ll be me?”
“I write about personal experiences. I write about things that have happened to me and the people around me, so you just sort of keep this antenna up and on the lookout for things to say.”
“Trying to fit your hand inside of mine when we know it just don’t belong. There’s no force on earth could make me feel right, no.”
“Growing up, when I was at live shows, I was always hoping someone would come out on stage and say, ‘The guitarist is sick and couldn’t make it… does anybody know how to play all the songs?’ That was always my little dream. It was a massively inspiring thing to be in a space with live shows.”
“Trying to push this problem up the hill when it’s just too heavy to hold. Think now’s the time to let it slide.”
“To drive though the streets of Manhattan to sign a record deal was like a movie. It was crazy – pretty hard to put into words.”
“Being exhausted is all part of the fun. I’m cool with it. I’m not going to wish that it would slow down.”
“It’s silly to call me the new Ed Sheeran. He can fill stadiums as a solo artist, but I’m not like that.”
“It’s only getting harder talking to you without falling down. And this house keeps getting darker. We used to love, now all we do is shout.”
“When my heart is ready to burst, when the world spins in reverse, I’ll keep running to the place where I belong. When you go, turn down the light. No one’s here to hold you in the night. I’ll keep running to the place where I belong.”
“As a singer-songwriter, a solo artist with a guitar, I can only write so many weepie little bedroom songs.”
“How I set myself apart is by creating the sort of real and honest music, which is who I’m also trying to be.”
“Some of my songs are about the feeling you belong somewhere else. But there’s also something grounding about coming from a small town.”
“Once upon a different life we rode our bikes into the sky. But now we’re caught against the tide; those distant days all flashing by.”
“My songwriting process is painful. Songwriting is brilliant. It’s a load of fun – when it works. It’s really difficult as well.”
“Both Springsteen and Michael Jackson, who had these huge productions, could always scale them back down to just a song and a melody. All of that influences me. I also try to be a fictional writer, and sometimes I get close, but the things that resonate the most with me – and with everyone else – is what’s real.”