4 Songs, 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On 2015’s Chaos and the Calm, James Bay set his expressive voice to invigorating melodies cast in vintage blues, rock and pop. Three years later, his experimental impulses broke through as his follow-up Electric Light drew on hazy alt-R&B, Strokes-echoing post-punk and strutting funk-rock. Oh My Messy Mind is the sound of the Hitchin singer-songwriter taking stock and neatly consolidating all sides of his songwriting. The opening minute of the Julia Michaels collaboration “Peer Pressure” harks back to his early intimacy but soon whips itself into a storm fit for the big stages he now headlines. “Rescue”, meanwhile, adventurously blends Bay’s love of the blues with a hip-hop shuffle and gospel euphoria. He’s not forgotten the value of restraint either: Muted piano ballad “Break My Heart Right” is as stirring as anything he’s written.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On 2015’s Chaos and the Calm, James Bay set his expressive voice to invigorating melodies cast in vintage blues, rock and pop. Three years later, his experimental impulses broke through as his follow-up Electric Light drew on hazy alt-R&B, Strokes-echoing post-punk and strutting funk-rock. Oh My Messy Mind is the sound of the Hitchin singer-songwriter taking stock and neatly consolidating all sides of his songwriting. The opening minute of the Julia Michaels collaboration “Peer Pressure” harks back to his early intimacy but soon whips itself into a storm fit for the big stages he now headlines. “Rescue”, meanwhile, adventurously blends Bay’s love of the blues with a hip-hop shuffle and gospel euphoria. He’s not forgotten the value of restraint either: Muted piano ballad “Break My Heart Right” is as stirring as anything he’s written.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Adam Jones - The Writer ,

The Balance

This EP shows the balance between James Bays latest album Electric Light, and his previous album Chaos & The Calm, and just how much he has adapted.
His song writing is astonishing, the best I’ve seen of him so far.
James has finally found his voice with these songs, he’s grown from the two albums, he’s been given the chance to find his voice in the last album “Electric Light” which has know given us fans this masterpiece Ep, Oh My Messy Mind.
The songs are beautiful and show just how talented James is, they are powerful but also show raw emotion and drive to be better!
Great job James Bay!

Adnolly ,

He’s AMAZING. ☺️

He’s such an incredible artist. I love everything he has done so far. His live shows are a must, he won’t disappoint. It’s so hard to describe how good he is. You need to go and see it for yourselves. I’ve made so many people addicted to him,but it’s because he’s such an amazing artist. He needs to be shared out with the world. To give people a chance to hear how wonderful he is. Thank you James for gracing us with your amazing voice and talent... oh and that guitar 🎸
❤️.
Ele é um artista incrível. Amo tudo o que ele fez até agora. Os seus shows ao vivo são imperdíveis, ele nunca me decepcionou. Nunca vou conseguir descrever o quanto ele é bom. Tenho metido muitas pessoas viciadas nele, ele é um artista que tem que ser partilhado com o mundo. Para dar às pessoas a possibilidade de conhecer o quanto maravilhoso ele é.

Daisylu16 ,

Yes yes yes!!!

Just love James he can’t do any wrong in my eyes. Could listen to his voice all day long 😍

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