James Bay stuns fans with a surprise announcement

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Three-time Grammy Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay surprised fans and released his new Oh My Messy Mind EP featuring new single and fan favourite song ‘Bad’.

‘Bad’, which was produced by Dan Wilson (Adele ‘Someone Like You’), quickly became a fan favourite after Bay added it to his set list during his recent US headline tour this spring.

The EP also features two additional new tracks ‘Break My Heart Right’ and the song ‘Rescue’ which was co-written by Ryan Tedder produced by Ariel Rechtshaid.

Oh My Messy Mind also features hit single ‘Peer Pressure’ [feat. Julia Michaels] which has already amassed nearly 30 million-plus Spotify streams and counting.

On the release of Oh My Messy Mind and “Bad” he said: “I regularly write things down in a stream of consciousness to empty my head. Oh My Messy Mind is a line I wrote on a particularly dark day a little while ago.

“It seemed to reflect a weight that I felt I was carrying at the time, and that comes back now and again.

“The songwriting that followed was me looking for a release.

“With Bad and the other songs on the EP I wanted to be honest about some of my own stories and other stories I was being pulled into. Bad is a break up song, it’s just not my break up.”

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ICM, full-time journalist, occasional photographer, Chelsea FC.