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James Bay Shares Julia Michaels Collaboration Peer Pressure

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Written by Jon Stickler

James Bay and Julia Michaels have shared a collaborative single, Peer Pressure. 

The acoustic duet serves as the first new music from the Hold Back The River singer since the release of his sophomore album, 'Electric Light', in early 2018. Michaels, meanwhile, put out her 'Inner Monologue' EP at the end of January.

Produced by Joel Little, the track finds the pair singing about letting your guard down for the right person. Bay said:

"I think it can be easy to stay very guarded in life, and not let anybody in, past your personal armor. These guards we all put up every day for different reasons. In writing Peer Pressure Julia and I wanted to talk about how, when the right person comes along, they can break through any armor and with love, get straight to you. It’s about that person who, no matter how much of a guard you hold up, finds their way through to you. Working with Julia was one of those magical moments when the writing felt so special and the subject felt like a unique take on a topic which is most commonly discussed negatively. It’s like sometimes your peers are the ones who bring you out of yourself."

Check out the intimate live video below.

Bay will support Ed Sheeran on his summer European tour with Zara Larsson and The Darkness. He also tours North America this spring. 

James Bay Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun March 03 2019 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Ryman Auditorium (USA)
Tue March 05 2019 - DURHAM North Carolina - Durham Performing Arts Center (USA)
Wed March 06 2019 - ATLANTA Georgia - Coca-Cola Roxy (USA)
Fri March 08 2019 - WASHINGTON District Of Columbia - Anthem - D.C. (USA)
Sat March 09 2019 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Met Philadelphia (USA)
Sun March 10 2019 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Orpheum Theatre (USA)
Tue March 12 2019 - NEW YORK New York - Beacon Theatre (USA)
Wed March 13 2019 - NEW YORK New York - Beacon Theatre (USA)
Thu March 14 2019 - TORONTO Ontario - Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (Canada)
Sat March 16 2019 - MONTREAL Quebec - Place des Arts (Canada)
Mon March 18 2019 - ROYAL OAK Michigan - Royal Oak Music Theatre (USA)
Tue March 19 2019 - CHICAGO Illinois - Riviera Theatre (USA)
Wed March 20 2019 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - State Theatre (USA)
Fri March 22 2019 - DENVER Colorado - Fillmore Auditorium - Colorado (USA)
Sat March 23 2019 - SALT LAKE CITY Utah - Union Event Center (USA)
Mon March 25 2019 - LOS ANGELES California - Wiltern (USA)
Wed March 27 2019 - OAKLAND California - Fox Theater - Oakland (USA)
Sat March 30 2019 - PORTLAND Oregon - Arlene Schnitzer Hall (USA)
Sun March 31 2019 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - UBC - Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre (Canada)
Wed April 03 2019 - SEATTLE Washington - Paramount Theatre (USA)

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