James Bay Releases New Song “Everybody Needs Someone”
British singer-songwriter James Bay will release his upcoming third studio album “Leap” on July 8, 2022.
It is his first album in four years since the 2018 album “Electric Light”.
James Bay shared, “It's been a long time coming but I'm so excited to finally announce that my third album, Leap, is out on July 8th! Releasing new music is always wonderful and always a bit terrifying too. This album has been a long time coming so I just cannot wait for you to finally have it. I hope you love it as much as I do. I can't wait to sing these songs with you.”
From the album, he released the third single called “Everybody Needs Someone” on June24, 2022, following “One Life” and “Give Me The Reason”.
It was written by James Bay, Phil Plested, Mustafa Omer and James Murray. Produced by Dave Cobb.
He shared on social media, “In these last couple weeks before Leap arrives, I want to share one more song with you. It's called Everybody Needs Someone. I love this song so much. I know in hindsight that despite lots of fun work and touring back in 2019 I wrote this song because I was feeling lost and alone. The feeling came like a quiet tidal wave. It really threw me around for a while. But thanks to the people closest to me in my life, I made it through that time. They know how to hold me up when I'm down. I hope you all love this song too. So excited for you to have it x”
- The new album comprises 12-track, co-produced by James Bay.
He said of the album, “In 2019 I was really struggling. I Started writing songs to try and help me deal with fear, anxiety and problems with self-confidence. Feelings that run deep, that I've never wanted to share. Somehow, it all turned into some of the most hopeful and uplifting music I have ever mode. I didn't realize I was only halfway through making my third album when I came across John Burroughs' quote 'leap and the net will appear'. It was in a book about creative rediscovery and those words really sparked something in me. I was reading it because I was lost, feeling worthless. By 2020 I'd written a new batch of sad songs. I recorded them and thought the record was done. Then suddenly the world shut down and I couldn't tour my new music. All I could do was stay home and write more. That's when the album really started to take shape. It turns out there is light to be found even in the darkest moments.”
He continued, “I spend a lot of time (too much time) tangled up in negative thoughts. It's so easy to spiral. But during all that extra time writing, I decided to embrace my sadness rather than fight it and I began to recognize what lifts me up when things get tough. Suddenly I was pushing the boundaries of my writing in ways I never had before. I looked around at the people in my life that love and care about me the most and for the first time ever, I found a way to write from that emotion. I've always been afraid to go to those places, be that vulnerable; to say I love you, I need you and thank you in my writing. It was so freeing to celebrate those people in my life that I love the most, that hold me up when I really need it. They're the ones who give me the courage to go for it, to dare. When I can't see the net, they give me the courage to leap.”
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